Landslides killed 10 People in West Java of Indonesia
November 14, 2008, 1:56 pm
Filed under: Landslide

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Ten people have been killed and seven are missing feared dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rain crushed parts of two villages in Indonesia, an official said Friday.

The landslide destroyed 30 houses Thursday in the Cianjur district of West Java, local disaster response official Yadi Supriyadi told AFP.

“This accident devastated all of us and we fear that the missing are dead already,” he said.

“The destroyed houses were mostly frail wooden houses, the traditional houses of the area.”

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

More sophisticated rescue equipment was on its way. (*)


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