Landslide Triggered By Heavy Rain Kills 6 People In Indonesia

Category: World / Mar 25, 2013 4:13PM EDT
Landslides triggered by heavy rain have left more than six people dead and 12 still missing in Indonesia 's Java island. Rescuers struggled on Monday (March 25) to pull out bodies buried under thick mud. Some 1,000 rescue personnel, police and soldiers have been trying to pull out people from 10 houses buried in mud in the, West Java province. The hilly area was hit by landslides on Monday morning. Hundreds of people have been moved to shelters after their homes were buried. Landslides are frequent in Indonesia, where tropical downpours can quickly soak hillsides and years of deforestation often means there is little vegetation to hold the soil.