The death toll rose to 18 in the landslide that occurred after heavy rainfall in the Indonesian province of East Java
Search and rescue operation continues
A landslide occurred after heavy rains at the weekend in the village of Ngetos in Nganjuk, Indonesia’s East Java province. While 2 people were rescued alive after the landslide, search and rescue efforts continue to find missing people. Eastern Javanese Search and Rescue (SAR) Unit Head Hari Adi Purnomo said, “Today, we have reached the dead bodies of 5 more people”. Stating that the number of people who lost their lives due to the landslide increased to 18, Purnomo stated that studies are continuing to find 1 more person who is still missing.
While more than 180 villagers were affected by the Sunday disaster, nearly 100 people left their homes and had to settle in temporary shelters.