Rescuers are trying to find 26 folks nonetheless lacking after two landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province over the weekend, officers mentioned Tuesday. At the very least 13 folks have been killed and 29 others injured within the landslides that have been triggered by heavy rain on Sunday in Cihanjuang, a village in West Java’s Sumedang district. A number of the victims have been rescuers from the primary landslide.
The search and rescue operation has been hampered by wet climate across the catastrophe web site, mentioned Nationwide Catastrophe Mitigation Company spokesperson Raditya Jati.
Seasonal rains and excessive tides in latest days have induced dozens of landslides and widespread flooding throughout a lot of Indonesia, a series of 17,000 islands the place thousands and thousands of individuals stay in mountainous areas or close to fertile flood plains near rivers.