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01 Jan 2019 | 09:49 PM UTC

Indonesia: West Java landslide kills 15 December 31

Landslide in Sukabumi regency (West Java province) on December 31 kills 15 people; 20 others remain missing



A landslide on Monday, December 31, killed at least 15 people in Sukabumi regency (West Java province), according to a National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman on Tuesday, January 1. The landslide struck the village of Sirnaresmi around 18:00 (local time) on Monday, destroying 30 homes. Rescuers are still searching for 20 missing persons. Heavy rains in Indonesia over the past week has caused multiple landslides. Further landslides remain a possibility in the near-term.


Individuals in West Java, and Indonesia more broadly, are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas affected by landslides or flooding, confirm the status of roads, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

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