Indonesia landslides kill at least 11, scores missing

JAKARTA (AFP) – At least 11 people were killed, including a six-year-old boy, and scores more were missing after deadly landslides hit Indonesia’s West Java province, authorities said yesterday.

Torrential rains triggered the disaster on Saturday evening in the town of Sumedang, where a second landslide buried residents and a rescue team that had been searching for the initial victims, said Bandung rescue agency spokeswoman Seni Wulandari.

At least one survivor was seriously injured, while 11 people were dead, Wulandari said.

Rescuers work the scene of a landslide in Cihanjuang village, Indonesia. PHOTO: AP