1 killed, 2 missing as landslides hits western Indonesia

JAKARTA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Landslides striking Central Java province of western Indonesia have left one person dead and two others missing with five persons suffering from injuries, official of disaster agency said on Wednesday.

Heavy downpours were blamed for the disaster in Bulurejo village of Karanganyar district, Risky A, senior official at the provincial disaster management agency said.

"Search for the missing persons is underway now," he told Xinhua via phone from the province.

The rain triggered soils of a 30-meter high hill fell and hit the victims who were working at the slope, Risky added.

Indonesia is frequently hit by landslide and floods during heavy rain.

[ Editor: Jiaming ]


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