Landslides in South Sumatra Kill Six

Landslides caused by torrential rains killed six people in two villages in Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan, South Sumatra, on Thursday (09/11). (Photo courtesy of BNPB)

By : Telly Nathalia | on 1:09 PM November 11, 2017
Category : News, Disasters

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.

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