Nganjuk, February 15
Torrential rains triggered a landslide on Indonesia’s Java that killed at least 10 people on Sunday. Rescuers are digging desperately with their bare hands and farm tools to locate nine missing people, including four children, officials said.
Dozens of soldiers, police and volunteers took part in the search in the village of Selopuro in East Java’s Nganjuk district, National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati said.
The mound of earth that rolled down from surrounding hills struck at least eight houses, injuring 14 people and leaving 21 people buried. Two persons were rescued on Sunday. — Agencies