JAKARTA, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Seven workers were killed by landslides in Agam district of West Sumatra in Indonesia on Sunday morning, official said here.
The landslide, occurred at 6:45 a.m. Jakarta time in Jorong Kp. Dadok Nagari Tanjung Raya, seriously injured three people and left 18 missing, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster management and mitigation agency told Xinhua by phone.
The dead and injured persons were exploration workers of PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy, part of state oil and gas firm PT Pertamina, said Sutopo.
Consecutive days of heavy rains since Friday had triggered floods and landslides in some areas at the district, including the latest one on Sunday morning, said Ade Edward, spokesman of the disaster management and mitigation agency in West Sumatra.
Policemen, soldiers, and local communities were involving in the evacuation, said Edward.
Indonesia has frequently hit by floods and landslides during rainy season.
On Sunday morning landslides killed four people and injured three and left 20 missing in Agam district of West Sumatra.