Nine people, including several children, have died in a landslide in Tamenglong District in Manipur State, India, on Tuesday 10 July 2018. The incident happened following several days of heavy rain, associated with the Southwest Monsoon, that have caused a series of floods, landslides and other problems across northeast India. Landslides are are a common problem after severe weather events, as excess pore water pressure can overcome cohesion in soil and sediments, allowing them to flow like liquids. Approximately 90% of all landslides are caused by heavy rainfall.
The scene of a landslide in Manipur, India, where nine people died on 10 July 2018. News 18 Assam/Twitter.
Diagrammatic representation of wind and rainfall patterns in a tropical monsoon climate. Geosciences/University of Arizona.
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