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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A collapse at a marble quarry in a remote area of Pakistan on Monday has killed at least 17 people, and 11 others are missing, police said, adding that the terrain may have been unstable due to the use of heavy explosives used to break apart the stone.
IPOH: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) recommends that Gunung Panjang, the site of three land clearing attempts since 2011, is gazetted as a protected area.
IPOH: It is a case of deja vu for Panorama Tambun Perdana residents here as an attempt to clear land on a nearby hillslope has taken place once again.
GIVING leases to cave temples in Perak will cover the safety and security aspects at these places of worship.
ISLAMABAD: A rockslide from a marble quarry on Saturday (Feb 22) killed eight labourers and trapped at least 15 others in Pakistan's Buner district of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an official said.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada is airlifting thousands of salmon upstream after a rockslide blocked the path of the migrating fish, triggering concerns of a permanent loss of fish populations, government officials said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southern California on Friday, triggering fires, buckling part of a highway, damaging buildings but causing few reported injuries despite striking with eight times more force than the initial quake in the same area a day earlier.
KUALA LUMPUR: An officer of the Civil Defence Force (APM), Kapt Shahrul Kamar Mohd Johari, 50, remembers clearly an incident in 2003 when a major rockslide occurred along the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) near the Bukit Lanjan interchange.
LONDON (Reuters) - Flooding has caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to Iranian agriculture, an official said on Thursday, as the parliament speaker questioned whether government funds would be adequate to compensate communities and farmers.