At least 26 were missing and feared buried by a landslide triggered by heavy rain on Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday, the national disaster agency said. The missing people include villagers who were harvesting a crop of ginger.
The landslides triggered by heavy downpours occurred in Banaran village of Ponorogo district, hitting 25 to 30 houses, Sutopo said.
The disaster also injured 17 people and all of them had been treated at a nearby health clinic, the spokesman said.
Difficult access to the scene had hampered the rescue operation which was halted as night fell, he added.
Meanwhile in September, almost thirty people were killed in devastating floods and landslides in Garut, West Java.