This region has always shared a complex relationship with water, and water has always had its way.
The kin of the victims complained about lack of information and asked why they weren’t moved earlier. At least 93 people are missing, and 10 confirmed dead.
While 3,000 rescue workers are on-site, geological experts state that the chances of survival for those still missing were slim to none.
Emergency rescue and relief efforts are underway in both countries, but officials have warned that the death toll could rise.
The loss of livelihood and ecological devastation that followed the expansion of a part of the Kalka-Shimla highway can be prevented if local communities, workers and authorities work in co-operation with each other on such projects.
Residents still say around 100 people may be missing, but the state-run Disaster Management Centre revised down its own figure for the missing to 11 from an initial 30.
The police are trying to investigate whether the fire in the 300-foot-high rubbish dump in Colombo which has killed 19 people was natural or man made.
The landslide late on Saturday destroyed 49 dwellings and left 28 people injured, city spokesman Amare Mekonen said.
Heavy rains brought by the remnants of Typhoon Megi caused the landslide to crash into Sucun village on Wednesday.
Fifty-seven men were washed away by flash-floods on the night of June 17, 2013. All have since been declared dead by the state government.
At least 16 people were killed when a massive landslide triggered by incessant rains hit a labour camp in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh today.