Three People Dead in West Sumatra Landslide

By webadmin on 11:26 am Dec 25, 2012
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Dessy Sagita

Three people are dead after a landslide buried a house in a village in the West Sumatra district of South Solok on Tuesday morning.

The landslide happened at 1:30 a.m., several hours after heavy rains hit the area.

The victims were identified as 61-year-old Nurbaiti and her granddaughters Yosi Fitrani, 12, and Tri Yulia Nanda Sari, 8.

Heavy rains also triggered a landslide and floods in there more West Sumatra districts — namely Pasaman, Agam and Tanah Datar, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported on Tuesday.

“Luckily there no victims [in the three districts],” BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Sutopo added that at least 15 houses were flooded or buried by landslides, forcing 15 families in Pasaman to evacuate.