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Indonesian landslide buries 18 villagers

from The Express Tribune

A landslide triggered by torrential rains on Thursday engulfed a village in western Indonesia, burying 18 people, an official said. Three have been found dead and rescuers are searching for the bodies of 15 others after the landslide hit the village of Lebong Tandai on Sumatra island, a hilly area known for gold mining. Several houses were buried when mounds of earth and rocks surged down a hillside in the early hours, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. more

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