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Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

A mudslide is seen in Malin village in Pune district the western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 30, 2014. A major landslide struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said. The landslide submerged Malin village in Pune district of Maharashtra state, said Alok Avasthy, regional commandant at the National Disaster Response Force. "Civil authorities say around 42 to 50 houses are affected. 150 people are feared trapped. We have sent two teams," Avasthy told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR

An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UPLB students take part in typhoon relief missions

A RESIDENT of Los Baños, Laguna province, looks at what is left of his house after strong winds brought by Typhoon “Glenda” on July 16 destroyed it. CLIFFORD NUÑEZ/CONTRIBUTOR

Weeks before the school opening, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have been busy sorting and packing donated clothes, goods and other materials intended for the victims of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun), which wreaked havoc on several communities in Southern Luzon.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Glenda’ destroyed 28 houses during onslaught – OCD

Zero visibility along Roxas Bloulevard as strong winds brought by Typhoon Glenda hits Metro Manila.  JOAN BONDOC

A week after ravaging the Philippines, Typhoon “Glenda” has reportedly destroyed 28 houses during its onslaught in the country, the Office for Civil Defense said Thursday.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Phivolcs denies raising Taal alert level

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology denied reports spreading around communities in Batangas and in social media that the alert status over Taal volcano had been raised to the level of critical.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Possible storm surge prompts evacuation in Quezon

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Authorities on Tuesday started evacuating families living in the coastal municipalities of Quezon province amid possible storm surges due to Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun).

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Infographics,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »