11 missing, 14 injured as landslides hit C. Java in western Indonesia

JAKARTA, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) : Landslides struck Brebes district of Central Java province in western Indonesia on Thursday, leaving 11 people missing and 14 others wounded, a government official said.

The disaster took place in Pasir Panjang village when the victims were working in their farmland near a hill, spokesman of natural disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

The landslides hit a total of 25 farmers in the slope of the hill, said Sutopo. “”The latest data reveals that 11 people are still buried under the soils and 14 others have been rescued but they suffer from injury,”” Sutopo told Xinhua in a text message.

The wounded persons have been rushed to nearby health clinic for medical treatment, he added. Search and rescue for the missing persons is underway involving soldiers and volunteers. Enditem


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