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Landslide kills ten people in Indonesia

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Jakarta (VNA) – Ten people have been killed and seven others are still missing feared dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rain crushed parts of two villages in Indonesia on November 13, local media reported.

The landslide also destroyed 30 houses in the Cianjur district of West Java, local disaster response official Yadi Supriyadi was quoted by Indonesia’s Antara news agency as saying on November 14.

Some 200 residents and officials have been using hoes and crowbars to try to dig their neighbours and loved ones out of the rubble, the official said.

More sophisticated rescue equipment was on its way, Antara said. –

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