Deadly landslide hits Indonesia's village / PHOTO

About 60 people are missing and six dead have been found after a landslide in Indonesia's West Java province as the military searched for survivors.

Deadly landslide hits Indonesia's village / PHOTO

About 60 people are missing and six dead have been found after a landslide at a tea plantation in Indonesia's West Java province, a disaster relief agency official said on Wednesday, as the military searched for survivors.


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The 300-metre-deep landslide, which took place on Tuesday, has covered about 50 houses, a small tea factory, a mosque and a health centre in Ciwidey area, about 150 km (90 miles) southeast of the capital, Jakarta.


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Media reports on Tuesday said four people had died and 40 buried after the landslide.

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"Two excavators arrived last night but the digging has mostly been done with hoes," said Panji Syahril Maulana of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

Agencies

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