At least 15 killed in landslides in Indonesia after year of disasters

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jan 02, 2019, 03:15 PM(IST)

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At least 20 people were missing after landslides during heavy rain buried 30 houses in Sukabumi regency, West Java.

Rescue teams in Indonesia were searching for victims of a series of landslides that killed at least 15 people on New Year's Day, news agency Reuters reported quoting officials on Wednesday, after a year of natural disasters killed thousands.

At least 20 people were missing after landslides during heavy rain buried 30 houses in Sukabumi regency, West Java.

Authorities were forced to suspend the rescue operations on Tuesday after heavy rains. 

Indonesia is a disaster-prone archipelago that in 2018 suffered its deadliest year in over a decade in a series of earthquakes and tsunamis in different regions killed more than 3,000 people.

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