Landslide engulfs children in Indonesia, killing 1
- 11 Jan 2019 at 11:39
- WRITER: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
6 anak-anak tertimpa longsor saat bermain di tebing di Kampung Nyalindung Kel/Kec Cicurug Kab Sukabumi pada 10/1/2019 pukul 16.00 WIB. Dari 6 orang anak: 1 orang meninggal dunia, 3 orang luka dan 2 orang selamat. Longsor terjadi tiba-tiba. pic.twitter.com/4Yy04CWjKy— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) January 10, 2019