Home > News > Regional
Wednesday January 29, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday January 29, 2014 MYT 7:47:57 AM
Grim search: Rescuers and villagers searching for victims in the mud from a landslide at Ngrimbi village near Jombang, East Java province. — EPA
JAKARTA: A landslide triggered by days of rain buried a village on Indonesia’s main island of Java, leaving at last five people dead and another 14 missing, an official said.
The landslide happened in mountainous Jombang district in eastern Java at 1.30am after a particularly heavy downpour, said local disaster agency official Putra Anugerah.
“We pulled five bodies from the rubble this morning and are still searching for the other 14. Sixty people have also been displaced,” Anugerah said.
Five homes were completely crushed by the landslide and members of the rescue agency, army personnel and community members were helping search for the missing, officials said.
Indonesia has been pounded with rain in recent weeks, the start of the country’s months-long wet season, causing widespread flooding and landslides across the vast archipelago. — AFP
Tags / Keywords:
Indonesian police shoot dead two terror suspects
Jokowi's eldest son prepares to tie the knot
Indonesia begins search for migrant boats
Ban Ki-moon: Don't drive migrants back
New rules stir interest in Indonesian banking
Death camps: US prepared to assist with forensic investigation
Insight - Civilians emerge as pawns in South China Sea legal chess game
Bicycle allowance, claims contributed to MAS’ financial woes
Hundreds of traditional medicine shops selling products made from endangered bears
Dalai Lama: Help the Rohingya
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding has no plans to invest in Snapchat: source
MATTA launches GST navigator
New Zealand to vote for challenger Ali in FIFA election
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)