Jakarta. Landslides caused by torrential rains killed six people and injured four in Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan district, South Sumatra, on Thursday (09/11), the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, said on Friday.
The first landslide occurred in Cukohnau village in Sungai Are subdistrict, destroying a house and burring alive its occupant under rubble. Two others were injured, BNPB spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said in a statement.
The second landslide in the same subdistrict, hit a house and killed five of its residents in Sadau Jaya village. Two were injured.
People living in landslide-prone areas — about 40.9 million — have been urged by the government to remain cautious, especially during the rainy season.