Indonesia : At least 5 are reported dead with 38 others missing since last nght’s torrential rain triggering landslides on Indonesia’s main island of Java.
Landslides in Indonesia
National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said soldiers, police and volunteers fanned out Tuesday across a damaged village of Sirnareswami in West Java’s Sukabumi district to search the dislodged earth for possible victims.
The mud that rolled from the surrounding hills late Monday buried 30 houses, leaving 61 people displaced.
Torrential rains, landslides in Indonesia
Mr. Nugroho said the rescuers have retrieve five bodies and pulled three injured people from the mud and rushed them to a hospital.
Indonesia has been hit with the seasonal rains in the past few days causing widespread landslides and widespread flooding across the region.
Many missing from Landslides in Indonesia
The region comprising of a chain of 17000 islands where millions of people live in the mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains near rivers, have been facing rows of natural calamities, leading to massive loss and destruction