• FIVE DEAD, 14 MISSING IN INDONESIAN LANDSLIDE

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    JAKARTA: A landslide triggered by days of rain buried a village on Indonesia’s main island of Java on Tuesday, leaving at last five people dead and another 14 missing, an official said. The landslide happened in mountainous Jombang district in eastern Java at 1:30 a.m. after a particularly heavy downpour, said local disaster agency official Putra Anugerah. Five homes were completely crushed by the landslide and members of the rescue agency, army personnel and community members were helping search for the missing, officials said. Indonesia has been pounded with rain in recent weeks, the start of the country’s months-long wet season, causing widespread flooding and landslides across the vast archipelago.

    AFP

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