5 dead, 5 missing in landslide in Indonesia's West Java-Xinhua

5 dead, 5 missing in landslide in Indonesia's West Java

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-03-27 16:11:31

JAKARTA, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have recovered five bodies, including children, buried in a landslide hitting two villages in Indonesia's West Java province recently, an official of the local search and rescue agency said on Wednesday.

The fifth body was found on Wednesday morning near a river, around 20 km from the victim's last known location prior to the disaster, according to Supriono, head of the operation unit of the provincial search and rescue office.

Apart from the deceased, five people were still missing.

According to local authorities, the landslide has destroyed around 30 houses and two religious worship centers.

On Wednesday, rescuers continued search for the missing persons in steep cliff areas.

Indonesia has experienced a string of landslides and floods in recent months of the rainy season.