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sri lankan government says death toll from floods, mudslides has risen to 91; 11


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressbellana, sri lanka (ap) — sri lankan government says death toll from floods, mudslides has risen to 91; 110 are missing.the associated press






death toll hits 15, search and rescues underway in california mudslides


the death toll rose to 15 and at least 25 people were injured, with dozens more still unaccounted for, athe santa barbara county sheriff's office said.        






death toll rises to 17 in montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides


the death toll from massive debris flows that buried homes and cars under a ... of mud and boulders rose to 17 in montecito, where local personnel and the u.s. coast guard continued rescue operations wednesday afternoon.about 300 people who were stuck in their homes in montecito’s romero canyon neighborhood throughout the debris field were rescued tuesday night. authorities had said late tuesday that residents were still stuck and that first responders planned to launch helicopter rescues at daybreak.the mudslides began around 2:30 a.m. tuesday, when intense rains dislodged boulders and caused heavy mudflow along hillsides that were scarred by the sprawling thomas fire late last year. a number of homes were ripped from their foundations, with some pulled more than half a mile by water and






death toll rises to 72 in peru rains, flooding, mudslides


lima, peru — peruvian authorities say the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in in two decades, affecting more than half the nation as the death toll since the beginning of the year hits 72.prime minister fernando zavala on saturday updated the number of dead to 72 in comments to local radio station rpp.the government says 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding.lima has been without water service since the beginning of the week. the government has deployed the armed forces to help police control public order in the 811 cities that have declared an emergency.






death toll in sri lanka mudslides, floods exceeds 200


colombo, sri lanka — sri lanka's government says the death toll from mudslides and floods has exceeded 200, with 96 others missing.the disaster management center said wednesday that 202 people are confirmed dead. more than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes destroyed since rains began swamping the southern and western areas of the indian ocean island nation last friday.sri lanka's army, navy and air force are continuing relief and rescue efforts supported by divers and navy personnel who have arrived from india.mudslides have become common during sri lanka's summer monsoon season as forests across the tropical indian ocean island nation have been cleared for export crops such as tea and rubber. a massive landslide a year ago killed more than 100 people in central sri lanka.






death toll rises to 15 montecito; 100 homes destroyed by mudslides


the death toll from a massive debris flow that buried homes and cars under a ... of mud and boulders rose to 15 in montecito, where local personnel and the u.s. coast guard continued rescue operations wednesday morning.about 300 people remained stuck in their homes in montecito’s romero canyon neighborhood and throughout the debris field, where authorities launched helicopter rescues at daybreak.the mudslides began around 2:30 a.m. tuesday, when intense rains dislodged boulders and caused heavy mudflow along hillsides that were scarred by the sprawling thomas fire late last year. a number of homes were ripped from their foundations, with some pulled more than a half-mile by water and mud before they broke apart.“it looked like a world war i battlefield,” santa barbara county sheriff bill b






death toll in sri lanka mudslides, floods exceeds 200


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — sri lanka’s government says the death toll from mudslides and floods has exceeded 200, with 96 others missing.the disaster management center said wednesday that 202 people are confirmed dead. more than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes destroyed since rains began swamping the southern and western areas of the indian ocean island nation last friday.sri lanka’s army, navy and air force are continuing relief and rescue efforts supported by divers and navy personnel who have arrived from india.mudslides have become common during sri lanka’s summer monsoon season as forests across the tropical indian ocean island nation have been cleared for export crops such as tea and rubber. a massive landslide a year ago killed more than 100 people in central sri lank






mocoa: rescuers hunt for survivors as death toll rises | colombia news


a grim search operation for the missing has resumed in colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through the southwestern city of mocoa, killing more than 200 people.residents on sunday pried through piles of rocks and wooden planks that entombed houses, while search and rescue teams combed the rubble for signs of life.streets were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the rivers and rainforest that surround mocoa, the capital of putumayo, near colombia's border with ecuador.colombia mudslides death toll climbsthere was little drinking water and no power, which forced authorities to suspend the search-and-rescue effort during the night.officials said at least 207 people were killed in saturday's landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains.y






mocoa: rescuers hunt for survivors as death toll rises | colombia news


a grim search operation for the missing has resumed in colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through the southwestern city of mocoa, killing more than 200 people.residents on sunday pried through piles of rocks and wooden planks that entombed houses, while search and rescue teams combed the rubble for signs of life.streets were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the rivers and rainforest that surround mocoa, the capital of putumayo, near colombia's border with ecuador.colombia mudslides death toll climbsthere was little drinking water and no power, which forced authorities to suspend the search and rescue effort during the night.officials said at least 207 people were killed in saturday's landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains.y






mocoa: rescuers hunt for survivors as death toll rises | colombia news


a grim search operation for the missing has resumed in colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through the southwestern city of mocoa, killing more than 200 people.residents on sunday pried through piles of rocks and wooden planks that entombed houses, while search and rescue teams combed the rubble for signs of life.streets were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the rivers and rainforest that surround mocoa, the capital of putumayo, near colombia's border with ecuador.colombia mudslides death toll climbsthere was little drinking water and no power, which forced authorities to suspend the search and rescue effort during the night.officials said at least 207 people were killed in saturday's landslides, which were triggered by heavy rains.y






sri lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing


agalawatte, sri lanka — sri lanka's government says the death toll from friday's floods and mudslides has risen to 100 with 99 others missing, as security forces and residents stepped up search and rescue operations.the disaster management center says more than 2,900 people have been displaced.the military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safe areas. residents say there are more people trapped in interior villages where boats have been unable to reach.at an intersection close to agalawatte, 98 kilometers (60 miles) south of capital colombo, four bodies in coffins were kept in a house, awaiting boats to be taken to a temple where displaced people have taken refuge.mudslides have become common during the monsoon in sri lanka.






hundreds missing in sierra leone mudslides likely dead


freetown, sierra leone (ap) — survivors picking through the debris of sierra leone’s deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead.the death toll is already above 450 from the flooding and mudslides in the capital, freetown, early monday.large-scale-burials have begun amid rainy weather and the threat of further mudslides.rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding survivors “are getting smaller every day.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the government in recent days has warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack has opened. authorities have told local media that thousands of people live in areas at risk, and the main focus is making sure people leave before further dis






california mudslides death toll rises with 13 still missing


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death toll hits 15 in california mudslides; 24 missing


montecito, calif. — the death toll from the mudslides that struck southern california climbed to 15 on wednesday, with 24 people unaccounted for, as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars.the drenching rainstorm that triggered the disaster early tuesday had cleared out and was no longer a hindrance as searchers made their way across a landscape strewn with boulders and covered shoulder-high in places with mud the consistency of wet cement.fifteen people were confirmed dead and two dozen people remained missing wednesday, said amber anderson, a santa barbara county spokeswoman."we have no idea where they're at. we think somewhere in the debris field," she said.damage spread over 30 square miles, she said."right now o






southern california mudslides: at least 17 dead, 100 homes destroyed


the death toll rose to 17 and at least 25 people were injured, with dozens more still unaccounted for, the santa barbara county sheriff's office said.        






indian divers to join sri lanka flood rescue as toll climbs


colombo, sri lanka — the indian navy is sending divers and medical teams to sri lanka to help rescue people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 183 people.the death toll is expected to rise, with more than 100 people still missing since rain-triggered floods and mudslides swamped southern and western areas of the indian ocean island nation on friday.many of the hundreds of thousands asked to evacuate over the weekend had returned home by tuesday to begin clearing debris and mud from their waterlogged homes.but more than 80,000 people were still in relief camps because their homes had been completely destroyed or were located in areas still unreachable.






sri lanka rescuers find bodies as flood deaths reach 146


sri lankan rescuers pulled out more bodies under enormous mudslides on sunday as the death toll climbed to 146 with 112 others missing.        






death toll over 230 in colombian mudslide as rescuers search for missing


rescuers seek people among the rubble left by mudslides following heavy rains in mocoa, putumayo department, southern colombia on april 1, 2017. massive mudslides left more than 200 dead and hundreds of injured and disappeared on saturday in southern colombia, after heavy rains that have affected the andean region, especially peru and ecuador. more than 100 soldiers and national police officers are taking part in the search as at least 100 people remain missing in the southern colombia town which is near the border of ecuador.colombian president juan manuel santos has declared a state of emergency and said that 43 children are among those killed.people stare at damages caused by mudslides following heavy rains in mocoa, putumayo department, southern colombia on april 2, 2017. the death tol






the latest: migrant death toll off turkey rises to 15


ankara, turkey — the latest on the flow of migrants toward europe (all times local):3:40 p.m.turkey's coast guard has increased to 15 the death toll of migrants who drowned when their boat capsized in the black sea.authorities initially reported that four had died and 20 were missing.the coast guard later said that 15 bodies were recovered and 40 were rescued. authorities are still searching for up to 15 migrants who are unaccounted for.






death toll hits 15 in california mudslides; search goes on


montecito, calif. — the death toll from the mudslides that struck southern california climbed to 15 on wednesday as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars.the drenching rainstorm that triggered the disaster cleared out and was no longer a hindrance as searchers made their way across a landscape strewn with boulders and covered shoulder-high in places with mud the consistency of wet cement."right now our assets are focused on determining if anyone is still alive in any of those structures that have been damaged," santa barbara county sheriff bill brown said.he said that several dozen homes were destroyed or severely damaged, and that there are probably many more in similar condition in areas still inaccessible.at lea






death toll in somalia’s worst attack rises to 512


mogadishu, somalia—the death toll in october’s massive truck bombing in somalia’s capital has reached 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country’s worst-ever attack.the committee’s report, obtained by the associated press, said another 312 people were wounded in the mogadishu bombing and 62 people remain missing.somalia’s...






death toll hits 17, 13 others missing in california mudslides


anxious family members awaited word on loved ones wednesday as rescue crews searched for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in southern california destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept away cars and left at least 17 victims dead."it's just waiting and not knowing, and the more i haven't heard from them — we have to find them," said kelly weimer, whose elderly parents' home was wrecked by the ... of mud, trees and boulders that flowed down a fire-scarred mountain and slammed into this coastal town in santa barbara county early tuesday.the drenching storm that triggered the disaster had cleared out, giving way to sunny skies, as hundreds of searchers carefully combed a landscape strewn with hazards."we've gotten multiple reports of rescuers falling through manholes that were






somalia minister says death toll rises to 358 in country’s worst-ever attack


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressmogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia minister says death toll rises to 358 in country’s worst-ever attack.the associated press






sri lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing


agalawatte, sri lanka — sri lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.the disaster management center said more than 2,900 people have been displaced.the military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safety. but some remained trapped in interior villages where boats have been unable to reach.at an intersection close to agalawatte, 98 kilometers (60 miles) south of colombo, the capital, four bodies in coffins were kept in a house, awaiting boats to be taken to a temple where displaced people have taken refuge.residents of wehangalla village near agalawatte were marooned as floodwaters swamped most of the buildings up to the roof. they had fled to higher terrain but four people among t






authorities, state media say death toll from typhoon hato in china rises to 9


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressbeijing (ap) — authorities, state media say death toll from typhoon hato in china rises to 9.the associated press






sri lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing


agalawatte, sri lanka (ap) — sri lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.the disaster management center said more than 2,900 people have been displaced.the military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safety. but some remained trapped in interior villages where boats have been unable to reach.at an intersection close to agalawatte, 98 kilometers (60 miles) south of capital colombo, four bodies in coffins were kept in a house, awaiting boats to be taken to a temple where displaced people have taken refuge.most read storiessale! get 90% off digital access.residents of wehangalla village near agalawatte were marooned as floodwaters swamped most of the buildings up to the roof. they






death toll in sri lanka mudslides, floods exceeds 200


the death toll from mudslides and floods in sri lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said wednesday.the disaster management center said that 202 people were confirmed dead. more than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes destroyed since rains began swamping the southern and western areas of the indian ocean island nation last friday.sri lanka's army, navy and air force are continuing relief and rescue efforts, supported by divers and navy personnel who have arrived from india.the u.n. office in sri lanka said 16 hospitals directly affected by floods or landslides have been evacuated fully or partially.with an increasing number of displaced people and a lack of space in temporary shelters, many people are at risk of disease, the u.n said. sri lanka ha






death toll hits 17, more than a dozen missing in california mudslides


anxious family members awaited word on loved ones wednesday as rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in southern california destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept cars to the beach and left at least 17 victims dead."it's just waiting and not knowing, and the more i haven't heard from them — we have to find them," said kelly weimer, whose elderly parents' home was wrecked by the ... of mud, trees and boulders that flowed down a fire-scarred mountain and slammed into the coastal town of montecito in santa barbara county early tuesday.the drenching storm that triggered the disaster gave way to sunny skies, as hundreds of searchers carefully combed a messy landscape strewn with hazards."we've gotten multiple reports of rescuers fall






california mudslides: before and after


rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors in southern california after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept away more than 100 homes.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: randall road, montecito before: randall road, montecito run-off from heavy rain caused devastation in santa barbara county, with officials saying mud was waist-deep in some areas. in the upmarket neighbourhood of montecito, some homes were swept from their foundations.the area is home to a number of celebrities, including actor rob lowe, chat show host ellen degeneres and tv personality and actor oprah winfrey.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: east valley lane, montecito before: east valley lane, montecito parts of the major north-sout






california mudslides: before and after


rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors in southern california after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept away more than 100 homes.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: randall road, montecito before: randall road, montecito run-off from heavy rain caused devastation in santa barbara county, with officials saying mud was waist-deep in some areas. in the upmarket neighbourhood of montecito, some homes were swept from their foundations.the area is home to a number of celebrities, including actor rob lowe, chat show host ellen degeneres and tv personality and actor oprah winfrey.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: east valley lane, montecito before: east valley lane, montecito parts of the major north-sout






california mudslides: before and after


rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors in southern california after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept away more than 100 homes.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: randall road, montecito before: randall road, montecito run-off from heavy rain caused devastation in santa barbara county, with officials saying mud was waist-deep in some areas. in the upmarket neighbourhood of montecito, some homes were swept from their foundations.the area is home to a number of celebrities, including actor rob lowe, chat show host ellen degeneres and tv personality and actor oprah winfrey.interactive use the slider to compare before and after images after: east valley lane, montecito before: east valley lane, montecito parts of the major north-sout






death toll rises to 360 in mexico earthquake


mexico city (ap) — the death toll from mexico’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen by two and now stands at 360.it includes 219 deaths in mexico city, where 38 buildings collapsed during the temblor.the rest of the casualties came in five states near the capital.national civil defense chief luis felipe puente reported the new toll saturday on twitter.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






death toll climbs to over 400 in sierra leone floods | news


the death toll from devastating floods in sierra leone has climbed to more than 400 people with hundreds still missing in the stricken capital.mass burials held in sierra leone for mudslide victimsburials and recovery efforts continued on friday amid the threat of further disaster.the red cross put the death toll at 409 after flooding and mudslides shook freetown on monday morning."today we are counting more than 400 people dead," elhadj as sy, secretary-general of the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies, told reporters in geneva.jens laerke, spokesman for the un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs in geneva, said the toll "may rise", noting the number of people still missing.the un humanitarian agency said it still hopes to find survivors "but






london attack: death toll rises to eight after body found in river thames


police searching for xavier thomas, 45, a french man who has been missing since the attack, recovered a body from the water on tuesday.        






death toll from blast in somalia’s capital rises to 53, security and medical sou


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressmogadishu, somalia (ap) — death toll from blast in somalia’s capital rises to 53, security and medical sources say.the associated press






death toll in northern nigeria suicide bombing at mosque rises to 50, police say


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presslagos, nigeria (ap) — death toll in northern nigeria suicide bombing at mosque rises to 50, police say.the associated press






tiger leaves torrey pines early, and he wasn’t alone


san diego (ap) — at least tiger woods was in good company at torrey pines.more surprising than woods missing the cut in his return to the pga tour after 17 months away was that jason day and dustin johnson joined him. day is the no. 1 player in the world coming off two weeks of intense practice in palm springs. johnson is the pga tour player of the year, though perhaps a case could be made that he was still ragged from playing in abu dhabi last week.but it wasn’t just missing the cut.woods, johnson and day played 13 out of 18 holes on the easier north course at torrey pines without any of them making a birdie.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.some star attraction that turned out to be.that might be one takeaway from the opening act of the farmers insurance open. it