Two bodies Recovered, 26 Still Missing In Indonesian Landslide


Two people were found dead while 26 others were missing a day after a landslide buried dozens of houses in a village in Indonesia’s East Java province, an official said on Sunday.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency, said the 26 people are believed to still be buried under the landslide that was triggered on Saturday by heavy rains.
“We are still searching for the 26 people missing,’’ Nugroho told the news site Kompas of the rescue efforts in the village of Banaran.
A 1,655-strong search party and four excavators have been deployed to unearth the 20-metre thick earth that buried 35 houses. (dpa/NAN)
Source: News


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