Severe flood & landslide leaves 3 missing & 100’s displaced in West Java, Indonesia

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An official said Friday that flash floods and landslides caused by Thursday’s heavy downpours have left three people missing and hundreds of others displaced in Sukabumi district of West Java.

Mud rushed down from a 40 meter-high hill in Purabaya sub- district, hitting houses and burying three people, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster.

“Until today (Friday) the three persons still could not be found,” he told Xinhua via phone.

A total of 14 houses were damaged and one bridge collapsed, said Sutopo, adding, “As many as 500 people flee homes and take shelters at relatives’ houses and school buildings.”

Soldiers, police, government officials and volunteers have taken part in the emergency relief works, according to him.

Seasonal downpours often incur floods and landslides each year in Indonesia, a chain of 17,500 islands.

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