Landslide engulfs children in Indonesia, killing 1

JAKARTA: A landslide engulfed children playing near a cliff in central Indonesia, killing one and injuring several, the country's disaster agency said Friday.

Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho posted a video online that showed frantic villagers pulling a limp child out of sodden earth on Thursday afternoon.

He said that three children out of a group of six were injured and two were safe. They were playing by rail tracks in a hilly area when the landslide suddenly hit in Java's Sukabumi district, about 100km south of Jakarta.

Deadly landslides and floods occur regularly during seasonal rains in Indonesia.

A landslide in Sukabumi on the main island of Java earlier this month killed 32 people.

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