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landslide

(Avalanche), noun accident, adversity, affliction, bad luck, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, disaster, emergency, hardship, infliction, misery, ravage, tragedy, trouble
Associated concepts: catastrophe insurance

landslide

(Overwhelming support), noun conclusive, decisive, large, lopsided, many, overwhelming
Associated concepts: landslide political victory
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Scientists believe that people are behind 80 percent of the landslides due to agricultural activity, which increases the risk of landslides.
MGB-8 geologists have not come across any ongoing or remnants of previous open pit mining or quarrying activity within the vicinities of the landslide areas that may have contributed to such occurrence of landslides.
But, it was the landslide that moved huge mass of rock, debris, or earth down the slopes that perpetuated the disaster.
The death toll is expected to increase in the following days as search and retrieval operations continue in two big landslide sites in Biliran province.
Frontline staff of the GEO often have to work in difficult and dangerous conditions, such as severe weather, when conducting emergency landslide inspections.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 14 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday condoled the loss of lives in the devastating landslide that hit Himachal Pradesh's Mandi on Saturday.
Torrential rains caused a massive landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province Friday evening in which more than 100 people were feared to be buried under the debris, according to sources with the authorities in Maoxian County.
At least 11 people were killed and 20 are missing after a landslide hit several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month.
Followed by floods and earthquakes, landslides are recognized as the third most devastating natural disaster (Castellanos Abella, 2008).
Volunteer rescuer Naw Li said 12 bodies have been recovered after the landslide yesterday, but rescuers do not know how many people were buried.
All landslides are divided into three classes: asequent, consequent and insequent.
Other landslides have shut down roads in hilly areas.