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Death toll in Indonesia's West Java landslides rises to 31

Christian Fernsby |
The death toll of landslides in Cihanjuang village, Sumedang district of Indonesia's West Java province has risen to 31, the National Search and Rescue Agency said on Sunday.

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Topics: INDONESIA    JAVA   

Currently, the search and rescue (SAR) team is still looking for nine others who are still missing.

"The search is constrained by rains and the SAR team needs to be aware of subsequent landslides," the agency said.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, there are still several cracks in the location and subsequent landslides could occur at any time.

In addition, 1,020 people were displaced to avoid subsequent landslides.

The first landslide occurred on January 9 due to high rainfalls and unstable soil conditions.

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