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Indonesia landslide: Jemblung death toll rises to 51

Flash floods and fatal landslides triggered by seasonal downpours are common in Indonesia.Many of the inhabitants of the chain of 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.Authorities say around half the population - about 125 million - is at risk from landslides.

At least 51 people are now known to have died from a mudslide that engulfed a village in Indonesia.

More than 50 people are still missing from Friday's incident in Jemblung village on the island of Java.

Hundreds of rescuers have been digging through mud and wreckage, searching for survivors.

The operation was halted on Monday as more rain prompted fears of another landslide. It is due to resume again on Tuesday.

Officials say hopes of finding anyone alive are fading.

"We hope and pray that we can rescue some of the missing but the chances are slim," a local search and rescue chief Agus Haryono told AFP.

The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, visited the scene at the weekend and urged authorities to speed up rescue efforts.

The search has been hampered by heavy rain and difficulty accessing the disaster site.

At least 11 people were seriously injured and hundreds of others evacuated.

Flash floods and fatal landslides triggered by seasonal downpours are common in Indonesia.

Many of the inhabitants of the chain of 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.

Authorities say around half the population - about 125 million - is at risk from landslides.

BBC
15/12
18 Points
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Indonesia landslide: 20 dead and dozens still missing

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Authorities in Indonesia say heavy lifting equipment is now being used to search for more than 80 people missing in a landslide in central Java.

At least 20 people died and dozens were injured in the incident in Jemblung village on Friday.

The search has been hampered by heavy rain and difficulty accessing the disaster site.

Flash floods and fatal landslides triggered by seasonal downpours are common in Indonesia.

Rescuers were forced to dig with their bare hands until tractors and bulldozers arrived on Sunday.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the country's national disaster agency, said some of the roads leading to the site had been cleared.

"Today the search for survivors will be carried out using heavy excavation equipment. The landslide has blocked road access since yesterday", he said.

Over 1,000 rescuers, including police and soldiers, are involved in the operation.

Disaster agency officials said at least 11 people were seriously injured and in hospital.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is due to travel to the area on Sunday to meet survivors.

"I am in grief over the landslide that struck Jemblung village," he said in a statement.

"Landslides can be a lesson to us, on the importance of maintaining environmental balance," he added.

The country's national disaster agency said hundreds of houses had been destroyed by the landslide, with almost 600 residents moved to temporary shelters.

Many of the inhabitants of the chain of 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.

Authorities say around half the population is at risk from landslides.

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BBC
14/12
5 Points
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Indonesia landslide: Many missing in Java

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At least 17 people have died and more than 90 are missing after a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java.

Heavy rain caused the landslide near Jemblung village in central Java.

Rescuers have been searching for survivors but a lack of heavy equipment is hampering efforts, with many forced to dig with their bare hands.

Disaster agency officials said rescue teams had taken about 40 people to hospital, of whom four were said to be in a critical condition.

Relief efforts were suspended on Saturday afternoon after more rain.

The country's national disaster agency said hundreds of houses had been destroyed by the landslide.

"Conditions on the ground are pretty tough and we need heavy machines to clear the road that has been covered by the landslide," agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

A landslide in a nearby village on Thursday killed one man and forced hundreds to evacuate.

Flash floods and landslides are common in Indonesia, triggered by seasonal downpours.

Many of the inhabitants of the chain of 17,000 islands live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.

Are you in Java? Have you been affected by the landslide? You can share your experience by emailing [email protected]

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BBC
13/12
17 Points
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Indonesia landslide: Many missing in Java

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At least 17 people have died and more than 90 are missing after a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java.

Heavy rain caused the landslide near Jemblung village in central Java.

Rescuers have been searching for survivors but a lack of heavy equipment is hampering efforts, with many forced to dig with their bare hands.

Disaster agency officials said rescue teams had taken about 40 people to hospital, of whom four were said to be in a critical condition.

Relief efforts were suspended on Saturday afternoon after more rain.

The country's national disaster agency said hundreds of houses had been destroyed by the landslide.

"Conditions on the ground are pretty tough and we need heavy machines to clear the road that has been covered by the landslide," agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

A landslide in a nearby village on Thursday killed one man and forced hundreds to evacuate.

Flash floods and landslides are common in Indonesia, triggered by seasonal downpours.

Many of the inhabitants of the chain of 17,000 islands live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.

Are you in Java? Have you been affected by the landslide? You can share your experience by emailing [email protected]

If you are willing to talk to a BBC journalist, please leave a contact number.

Have your say

Send your pictures and videos to [email protected] or text them to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (international). Or you can upload here.

Read the terms and conditions.

BBC
13/12
9 Points
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