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Sheer scale: The massive mudslide that killed at least 14 people on Saturday and left 176 missing is shown in this aerial photo taken on Monday...Snohomish County 55 miles north of Seattle, Washington state

View This aerial photo, taken March shows the massive mudslide that killed at least eight people Saturday and left dozens missing, near Arlington, Wash. pictures and other Heartbreaking Photos From Mudslide in Washington photos at ABC News

What causes Landslides? - Geoscience Australia

Factors which influence landslides from Geo Science Australia. They are a deadly hazard to man where he hasn't realised the likely occurance or consequence.

In 2004 Malaysia suffered the latest in a series of landslide incidents when a large rockslope failed and collapsed onto the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) on the edge of Kuala Lumpur at Bukit Lanjan.  This remarkable landslide, pictured below, closed the motorway for many months,inducing huge costs, although fortunately no-one was killed:  LRSLIDE26

A couple of years ago the Slope Engineering Department in Malaysia produced a National Slope Masterplan, which is now available online.

Mining town of Aberfan, Wales. In 1966, an incredible landslide composed of excavated rock, slag and other mining debris killed 144 people, including 116 children. It was one of the first tragedies in Britain that was nationally televised.

Mining town of Aberfan, Wales. In an incredible landslide composed of excavated rock/ slag/ other mining debris killed 144 people, including 116 children. It was one of the first tragedies in Britain that was nationally televised