At Least 14 Killed In Second Major Landslide in Ecuador This Year

A picture of the deadly landslide in Ecuador on April 24, 2013.

Deadly landslide in Ecuador on April 24, 2013 – AP

A landslide in the town of Tabete in Ecuador’s Esmeraldas Province claimed the lives of at least 14 people on April 24, 2013 and buried several homes. Heavy rains appear to have triggered the landslide that struck the village of Tabete in northern Ecuador. Reports said that the landslide occurred after the soil in the community was saturated by hours of continual heavy rains.

Three months earlier and to the day on January 24, 2013, a landslide set off by mining and rains killed 10 and injured 18 others in the gold mining community of Pueblo Nuevo, located about 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

A picture of a deadly landslide in Ecuador on january 24, 2013.

Deadly landslide in Ecuador on January 24, 2013 – AP



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Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has expressed a deep love and respect for the Earth since she was a very young child. She earned academic degrees in International Geography and Environmental Science. After 20 years of research, Dr. Hull uncovered evidence supporting her theory that the Earth’s geographic poles shift at the axis, causing dramatic climate change. Today, she is one of the world’s leading environmental experts promoting public environmental awareness. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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