1 killed, 26 missing in Indonesia landslide

1 killed, 26 missing in Indonesia landslide

A car damages after a landslide hit a village in Ponorogo, in East Java province, on Saturday. (EPA/National Disaster Management Authority photo)

JAKARTA – At least one person was killed and 26 people are missing after a landslide Saturday caused by torrential rain on the Indonesian island of Java, a government official said.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 17 people were also injured by the landslide that occurred at 8am at a village in Ponorogo, East Java province, due to heavy rain since Friday night.

“Signs of possible landslides were actually felt by villagers for the past 20 days, with some cracks seen on the rocky hill in the village,” Sutopo said.

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