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Landslide deaths much higher than thought: study

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 3:25pm
Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Landslides killed more than 32,000 people across the world from 2004 to 2010 - up to 10 times more than previously thought, the first detailed study of the disasters showed on Thursday.

The new data on the scale of the problem should force governments to rethink how they dealt with the slides which have left a trail of destruction from China to Central and South America, researchers said.

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