Landslide deaths ‘four times higher than thought’

SciDev.Net: A detailed global database has revealed that the number of landslide-related deaths worldwide has been greatly underestimated by previous surveys. The database was compiled by David Petley, a professor of geography at Durham University's International Landslide Centre, in the United Kingdom. Writing in the journal Geology, Petley reports that a total of 2,620 fatal landslides were recorded worldwide in the period 2004 to 2010. These landslides caused 32,322 deaths -- a number over four times higher......

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