Landslides kill 10 in Indonesia's North Kalimantan

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  • Monday, 28 Sep 2020

JAKARTA, Sept 28 (Xinhua): Ten people were killed after landslides struck North Kalimantan province in central Indonesia early Monday, with risk assessment being undertaken, two officials said.

Heavy downpours triggered landslides in three spots in Tarakan city of the province, but did not cause evacuation, Head of Emergency Unit of Provincial Disaster Management Agency Samto told Xinhua via phone from the city.

Rescuers immediately came to the scene for a search and rescue mission after the natural disaster, spokesman of National Search and Rescue Office Jusuf Latief said.

"All the 10 corpses have already been retrieved by our team and others," Latief told Xinhua.

Soldiers, policemen, personnel of disaster management agency and volunteers have also been taking parts in the mission, according to him.

Indonesia is already groing through so many problems with Covid-19 (coronavirus) issues.

The Covid-19 cases in indonesia rose by 3,874 within one day to 275,213, with the death toll adding by 78 to 10,386, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

According to the ministry, 3,611 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 203,014.

Indonesia's Covid-19 death toll is the highest in South-East Asia and also among the highest in Asia. - Xinhua
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