Three People Dead in West Sumatra Landslide
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.