Nine Killed, 34 Missing in Sukabumi Landslide



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A landslide killed nine in Cisolok Sub-district, Sukabumi, West Java Province, on Monday afternoon. 

    The joint search and rescue (SAR) team reported that at least 34 victims are allegedly still buried by the landslide.

    A joint team comprising local officers, military and police personnel, continued to search for survivors despite bad weather that hampered the rescue operations. 

    Preliminary data of the emergency response post in Sirnaresmi Village, Sukabumi showed that the landslide on Monday had buried 30 houses in the area. 

    The landslide has killed at least nine villagers and injured four others, while 34 people are still missing, and 60 had sought refuge. 

    The authority failed to deploy heavy equipment to search the victims due to difficulty in accessing the location. 

    National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo said more landslides still occur in the area but of lower intensity.