10 Killed, 30 Injured In Landslides In Indonesia


Jakarta: At least 10 people were killed, three went missing and 30 were injured as flashfloods and landslides struck West Java province of Indonesia overnight and Wednesday morning, a disaster agency spokesman said.

The flashfloods also left hundreds of others displaced in Garut district as waters in two rivers overflowed due to heavy downpour, Xinhua news agency quoted Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster agency, as saying.

Eight people have been killed, 30 wounded and one has gone missing in West Java, he said.

In Sumedang district, landslides hit two houses, leaving two people dead and two others missing on Tuesday night, Sutopo said.

Search operations for the missing as well as emergency relief efforts, involving soldiers, police and those from the local disaster agency and search and rescue office, are under way.

Hundreds of affected people have been moved into government office buildings and military stations, Sutopo added. Indonesia is frequently hit by floods and landslides during heavy rains.