Disasters & Accidents

Search on for 43 missing in Indonesia landslide that killed 12

Jakarta, Mar 8 (EFE).- Rescuers continued looking for 43 people missing after a rain-triggered landslide hit an Indonesian island and killed at least 12 earlier this week, the disaster management agency said.

The agency (BNPB) said the search operation focused on the parts of the Genteng village after the landslide buried several houses Monday on the remote Serasan island in the Riau archipelago on the South China Sea edge.

A total of 1,216 people have been evacuated from the affected areas.

Bad weather after almost a week of uninterrupted rain and logistical problems hindered the rescue efforts on the island.

The disaster management agency said eight people were rescued. Four of them are seriously injured, and the other four are critical.

Photos released by the agency showed fallen trees and torn-off roofs.

Indonesia is prone to floods and landslides during the rainy season, which remains at its peak between December and February. EFE


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