Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English

EXIT Poll Results

Detailed Exit Poll Results
News18 » World
1-min read

Five Killed in Landslides in Banten in Indonesia

Landslides in Banten and Central Java provinces of western Indonesia have left 5 people dead and three others injured, disaster agency official said on Wednesday.

Updated:December 7, 2016, 8:33 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Five Killed in Landslides in Banten in Indonesia
Indonesian soldiers search for landslide victims. (Reuters)

Jakarta: Landslides in Banten and Central Java provinces of western Indonesia have left 5 people dead and three others injured, disaster agency official said on Wednesday.

In Banten province, another landslide took place in a traditional gold mining compound at Citorek village of Lebak district, killing four miners and injuring 3 others, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster management agency told Xinhua via phone.

Heavy downpours triggered soil of a hill to fall and smash tents of the miners, he said.

The victims have been evacuated by police and the local communities, Sutopo added.

Previously, a landslide also hit the province on Monday, leaving two people dead with two others sustaining injuries, according to an official of the provincial disaster agency.

Separately in East Java province, landslides occurred in Magelang district. leaving one person dead, Sutopo added.

Indonesia has been frequently hit by landslide and flood during heavy rains.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results