From landslides killed 10 times more people than previously thought Facts
According to a British study published August 14, 2012, the number of victims of landslides in 10 times more than previously thought. The vast majority of deaths occur in South Asia, Latin America and China.
In the period from 2004 to 2010, worldwide there were 2620 landslides took the lives of 32,322 people. As reported by researchers at Durham University in northeast England, estimates are preliminary.
Landslides often occur in the summer in the northern hemisphere, particularly in the Asian monsoon. Most often, the victims are residents of overcrowded slums built on cleared slopes.
The most dangerous areas are the southern regions of the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, China's coastal zone, mountain regions around the Sichuan Basin in central China, Taiwan, the Philippines and the island of Java in Indonesia. In the western hemisphere deadly landslides are common in Haiti, exalted regions from Mexico to Chile through Colombia, where the slopes are particularly vulnerable.
Scientists insist on major changes to landslides, namely to control the use of land, proactive management of forestry development planning of residential areas outside the hazardous area.