9 killed, 10 missing after landslide in Indonesia...

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9 killed, 10 missing after landslide in Indonesia

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:34 PM, 15 February 2021  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

At least nine people have died and 10 others are missing after a landslide caused by torrential rains swept away several homes in Indonesia, officials said Monday.

In addition, a total of hundred were forced to flee their flooded homes.

Twenty-one people were initially reported missing after the disaster struck Sunday evening in a rural part of East Java.

Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency said it had found nine bodies but was still searching for 10 others. The other two people had been rescued.

“We cannot bring heavy equipment to the site of the landslides currently. However, we are currently trying to make our way,” the East Java Search and Rescue Agency said in a written statement.

The landslide also seriously damaged eight houses, said the agency.

Pasuruan, a town in the province, was also flooded after a river overflowed due to the heavy rains, forcing more than 350 people to flee their homes, the agency added.