Posted by on January 1, 2019 5:25 pm
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Rescuers have recovered six more bodies buried under tonnes of mud from a landslide that crashed onto a village on Java

The death toll from a landslide that crashed into a hilly village on Indonesia’s main island of Java has risen to 15 after rescuers found six more bodies buried in the mud on Tuesday.

The landslide that plunged down surrounding hills just before sunset on Monday buried 30 houses in Sirnaresmi village in West Java’s Sukabumi district. Sixty people who lost their homes were forced to move to a temporary shelter, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

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