Updated: 12/8/2018 3:15:36 AM
Five people were killed as landslides struck Bali resort island of Indonesia on Saturday, a senior disaster agency official said.
The disaster took place at Batubulan village of Gianyar district, said Nyoman Sanjaya, senior official of disaster management and mitigation agency in Bali.
"One of the corpses has been identified and recovered. Still, the others four remain being buried under the rubble of a house which was destroyed by the landslide," he told over phone from Bali. Heavy downpours were blamed for the natural disaster, said Sanjaya.
Updated: 12/6/2018 2:59:48 AM
Landslides and flash flooding following heavy rainfall on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have left at least 21 people dead, officials say. Eleven of the dead were children buried when mud and water engulfed their classroom in the village of Muara Saladi in North Sumatra province. Another 10 people are missing at the site.
More than 500 homes in the provinces of North and West Sumatra have been damaged.
The deadliest incident was at the village school in Muara Saladi in Mandailing Natal district, which borders West Sumatra province. Children were studying on Friday afternoon when a nearby river overflowed and brought down their classroom wall. "The victims were buried in a torrent of mud and wall debris," said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for disaster mitigation agency BNPB.
Mr Sutopo said evacuations were under way in many areas but "the affected villages are in the mountains and access is difficult, due to damaged roads".
Updated: 12/5/2018 4:56:08 AM
Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported major flooding in Semarang, Central Java, from 03 December. According to ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) flooding in Bangorejo and Pesanggaran in East Java has affected over 650 people since 28 November. AHA Centre also reported flooding in Bandung and Tasikmalaya in West Java from 26 November, affecting around 500 people. BNPB reported that 4 people died in a landslide in Purwakarta Regency in West Java on 27 November. The landslide was triggered by heavy rain. Five people were injured and 3 houses damaged.
Meanwhile local media are reporting that at least 7 people have died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Daulu village of Karo District, North Sumatra, on 02 December, 2018. Earlier, two children were swept away by flash flooding on 29 November in South Angkola district, South Tapanuli regency, North Sumatra province. Several buildings were also damaged in the flooding. Emergency teams are still searching for the missing children. Also on the island of Sumatra, a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains swept through three villages in Southeast Aceh district in Aceh province on 30 November, 2018, destroying 20 houses and a mosque, according to Antara News Agency.
Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018
A landslide struck Daun Paris Raja Berneh hot springs resort in Daulu village of Karo District, North Sumatra, on December 2, killing seven university students and leaving seven others seriously injured.
The incident happened when part of a cliff in the area collapsed at about 06:00 LT following heavy downpour in the region the night before.
"They did not have time to escape when the debris fell on the place where they were staying," Karo Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Martin Sitepu told The Jakarta Post..
One of the witnesses said the students were sleeping in a cottage in the resort when the landslide hit. They were there for a gathering involving senior and junior students of the university. It was their first night at the resort.
Two children (aged 2 and 11) were swept away by a flash flood in South Angkola district, South Tapanuli regency on November 29.
At least 4 people were killed and 5 seriously injured after a landslide hit Krahjab village in Purwakarta Regency, West Java on November 27.
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