Deadly landslide devastates part of Indonesia

AT LEAST 17 people are dead and almost 100 are still missing after torrential rain triggered a landslide which devastated parts of Indonesia’s main Island of Java.

It’s understood the landslide buried all but two homes in Jemblung village, central Java, on Friday.

Almost 1,000 rescuers and volunteers have spent the hours since digging through thick mud and rubble in the search for survivors, but bad weather has reportedly hampered rescue efforts.


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At 9pm Saturday AEST, according to the country’s disaster management agency the death toll stood at 17, while 11 other people were seriously injured and 91 were still unaccounted for.

The number of dead is expected to rise.

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PICTURE: Fox News Twitter

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PICTURE: CCTV News Twitter

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