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Mar 29, 2015

04:14:27 GMT--Landslide - Indonesian archipelago - Indonesia

EDIS Number: LS-20150329-47532-IDN

Date / time: 29/03/2015 04:12:59 [UTC]

Event: Landslide

Area: Indonesian archipelago

Country: Indonesia

State/County: West Java

Location: Tegal Panjang

Number of Deads: 1 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: 9 person(s)

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


Rescuers have found one body and are searching for nine others after a landslide struck Sukabumi district of West Java Saturday night, an Indonesian official said on Sunday. Heavy downpours triggered collapse of a hill in Tegal Panjang village at 22:30 pm Jakarta time Saturday (1530 GMT) and buried 11 houses, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management agency. "One body has been discovered dead and nine others are predicted to be buried," he told Xinhua via phone. Evacuation for those missing is underway, involving solders, police and volunteers, said the spokesman. The landslide also buried a road and as many as 300 people were fleeing homes and taking shelters, he said. Landslide is frequent in Indonesia during heavy downpours.

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