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  • No less than 12 individuals have been killed in two landslides in Indonesia’s Java island
  • Rescue staff have been trying to find survivors 
  • The landslides additionally destroyed a bridge and minimize off a number of roads within the West Java village of Cihanjuang

INDONESIA: Two landslides set off by heavy rainfall and unstable soil have killed at the least 12 individuals in Java, Indonesia’s most populous island.

Rescue staff have been trying to find survivors, catastrophe officers mentioned on Sunday.

Learn extra: No less than 29 killed in India’s huge landslide triggered by monsoon rains

Amongst these killed within the landslides within the West Java Province included the pinnacle of a neighborhood catastrophe reduction company and an Indonesian Military captain who had gone to assist rescue survivors from the primary landslide on Saturday afternoon. They had been caught in a second landslide that night, based on media studies.

The landslides additionally destroyed a bridge and minimize off a number of roads within the West Java village of Cihanjuang. Rescuers labored into the evening however confronted an pressing want for heavy equipment to assist transfer earth and attain any doable survivors.

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