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A dam collapse in Laos occurred on July 23, 2018, has resulted in severe deforestation of protected areas.

The railway line connecting Banbury and Leamington Spa was blocked with nearly 350,000 tonnes of soil and rubble after a massive landslide in early February. Satellite photographs of the area, from 2006 till 2012 show the gradual deforestation of the adjacent slope, this being considered the main reason for the landslide. 

After two days of incessant rain, reaching 10.8 centimeters, an entire village in Pune district of Maharashtra state of western India was buried under deep mud, rocks and debris, killing at least 25 people and trapping more than 150. The massive landslide occurred this Wednesday, and geologists warn of the danger of more landslides occurring in the area. 

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