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Russian Federation (the): Landslide: 2002/09/21 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/09/21
Country or District Russian Federation (the)
Event Type Landslide
Outline A huge glacier slid down a mountain side in southern Russia, leaving possibly as many as 100 people dead.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Report 2002/09/30
Dead: 16 people
Missing: 120 people
15 houses were covered by the ice mass.
OCHA Situation Report No.2 2002/09/27
Dead: 12 people

Missing: 99 people
(including a film crew and 20 employees of North Ossetian parliament's staff and administration)
The rescue operations involve 493 people, 106 units of machinery, 3 helicopters, and 8 search dogs.

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OCHA Report 2002/09/30
16 people have been found dead, 120 are missing.

Interfax russia 2002/09/30
132 people missing in avalanche area in North Ossetia

CNN news 2002/09/27
The 500 rescuers have recovered only 12 bodies since the avalanche on September 12.

ABC news online 2002/09/26
Russians Mourns Avalanche Victims

OCHA Situation Report No.2 2002/09/27
12 people have been found dead, 27 people have been rescued, and 99 are missing.

CNN news 2002/09/24
Hunt goes on for avalanche victims

AFP news 2002/09/23
Rescuers found one man alive Monday but hopes faded of finding any other survivors from a devastating weekend avalanche in Russia's mountainous republic of North Ossetia that killed up to 140 people.

Boston Globe online 2002/09/23
Russia avalanche toll feared to reach 150

BBC news 2002/09/23
Grim search after Russia avalanche

CNN news 2002/09/22
'No hope' for 150 mudslide victims

Reuters News 2002/09/23
Eighty missing in Russia mudslide

On Line Pravda ( English) 2002/09/21
According to specified information of the operative group of the Northern Osetia Emergency Ministry, working in the Karmadon settlement, where glacier went down, 100 people have got to the disaster area.

Reuters News 2002/09/21
Russia mudslide toll could be 100


BBC news 2002/09/23
In pictures: Russia's avalanche