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Mar 12, 2015

11:27:04 GMT--Landslide - Middle-East - Lebanon

EDIS Number: LS-20150312-47292-LBN

Date / time: 12/03/2015 11:25:28 [UTC]

Event: Landslide

Area: Middle-East

Country: Lebanon

State/County: Liban-Nord

Location: [Hasroun-Bsharri road]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


A large farm pond collapsed Thursday due to heavy rains, causing a torrent of muddy water to sweep through a north Lebanon town, injuring several people and blocking the main Hasroun-Bsharri road. Overnight rain combined by warm wind blowing across the mountains around Hasroun caused the snow to melt down the plains, leading to the collapse of the pond and leaving several homes flooded with muddy water. A number of vehicles along the Hasroun-Bsharri road were also washed away by the floods. Charbel Touma, who was in his shop when floods carried uprooted trees and debris into his workshop, suffered a broken shoulder. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. An elderly woman identified as Loulou Bou Nassif was also rescued by Civil Defense workers after her bedroom was flooded. Bulldozers are trying to reopen the road.

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