JAKARTA: At the very least 11 persons had been killed, like a six-yr-previous boy, and scores additional were missing right after lethal landslides hit Indonesia‘s West Java province, authorities claimed Sunday.
Torrential rains induced the catastrophe on Saturday evening in the city of Sumedang, in which a 2nd landslide buried people and a rescue workforce that experienced been browsing for the initial victims, mentioned Bandung rescue company spokeswoman Seni Wulandari.
“We are continue to documenting how numerous are missing right after the next landslide for the reason that there were being several people who joined the primary rescue energy,” she claimed.
At least just one survivor was significantly wounded, although 11 persons had been confirmed useless, Wulandari said.
Deadly landslides and flash floods are widespread throughout the Indonesian archipelago, where seasonal downpours are frequent and relentless.
In September past year, at least 11 individuals have been killed in landslides on Borneo island although a few months before, landslides in Sulawesi killed dozens.
Indonesia’s catastrophe agency has estimated that 125 million Indonesians — almost 50 % the country’s population — dwell in places at danger of landslides.