landslide

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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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While the government launched an investigation immediately after last year's rockslide, no findings have yet been announced, Amnesty said.
Tadros said the government had set up 2,000 emergency flats to house some families, but with many more made homeless by the rockslide this remains insufficient.
But the area is prone to rockslides and pleas for action after a smaller fall just two months ago had been ignored, it was claimed.
The Californian, who turns the emerald green fluorite he collects into jewellery, was pinned down after a rockslide in the abandoned limestone quarry at around 4pm.
One junior high school student was killed and five others injured Wednesday when they were caught in a rockslide on a forest road in the village of Itadori, Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, police said.
Government officials in Hawaii have removed wooden crosses that were erected at the entrance to a state park to memorialize eight people who were killed in a rockslide in May of 1999.
The snail lives within a single limestone rockslide on a hillside that is owned by the El Paso Natural Gas Company and managed by the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative.
KARACHI -- At least 13 people, including three women and seven children were killed as rockslide came down over shanties in Gulistan-e-Jauhar vicinity of the metropolis here on Tuesday.
The project partnership had previously agreed with its lenders to temporarily suspend distributions until satisfactory resolution of insurance-related issues related to a naturally-occurring rockslide at the project in December 2012.
Al-Duweqa is an informal settlement, which became the sight of a disaster in September 2008 when a rockslide landed on buildings in the area, leaving more than 100 dead.
Some of the coastal road towards Khasab has been blocked because of rockslide blocking the roads, authorities informed.
A rockslide police to close a section of the Paphos-Limassol highway and a number of power cuts occurred in the Paphos district.