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Four dead, three injured as landslides hit western Indonesia

Xinhua | Published: October 07, 2017 14:13:00 | Updated: October 25, 2017 03:06:07


Rescuers carry the body of a victim after a flood hit Dua Warna waterfall in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, May 16, 2016 (AP file photo used for representation) Rescuers carry the body of a victim after a flood hit Dua Warna waterfall in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, May 16, 2016 (AP file photo used for representation)

Four people were killed and three others injured as landslides and floods hit western Indonesia, spokesman of national disaster management agency said on Saturday.

Heavy downpours were blamed for the landslides in Singkang Bawang village of Pangandaran district in West Java province on Friday night, and floods in several areas in the district, the spokesman said.

"The landslides hit two houses, leaving four dead and three injured. All the victims have been evacuated," he told Xinhua in a text message.

"People are urged to step up alertness over the threat of floods and landslides as wet season has just commenced," Sutopo said.

Indonesia witnesses frequent landslides and floods during rainy season.

A total of 95 people were killed and 132 others were wounded in 433 landslides across the country this year, according to the national disaster agency.

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