2016-09-20 Landslide in Indonesia on 20 September, 2016

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Landslide
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Occurrence Date (UTC):
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 20 September, 2016
  • Requester: Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) 
  • Escalation to the International Charter:
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Disaster Situation

Landslides triggered by heavy downpours hit Sumedang District, West Java, on Tuesday evening, killing five people and burying two houses."According to the latest information, five people were found dead," Senior Commissioner Yusri Yunus said here,Wednesday.The landslides occurred in four locations in Kampong Anjung, Pasanggrahan Baru Village, South Sumedang Sub-district. A road connecting Bandung and Cirebon in the Cadas Pangeran area was covered with mud from the landslide.Of the five casualties, two were rescued from a buried house, but they died while being transported to a nearby hospital. three villagers were killed in Sumedang and one person was still missing after landslides buried two houses and destroyed a mosque. About 100 villagers were evacuated. said National Disaster Management Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

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