Astrologically indicated, horrific landslides have hit traditionally Buddhist regions in Himalayan Asia. The first such incident took place in Leh, as depicted in the photograph above (which came out on a sat phone link); killing many, leaving the region in isolation. Vsiting foreigners were moved to forget their travel plans, and pitch in to help. Next to be hit was Drugchu County, Kanlho Tibetan Prefecture in Gansu (north of Sichuan, east of Qinghai): a landslide last night which left 100 dead, and 2,000 missing at last report.
Further details are slow in coming at this hour. Yesterday, before the landslide in Tibet occurred, HH Karmapa issued the following statement: