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Landslides in Central Java leave 4 dead, 4 injured

English.news.cn   2013-12-20 19:01:49            

JAKARTA, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Landslides triggered by torrential rains in Kebumen district of Central Java, Indonesia on Friday killed four people and wounded four others, official said.

Piles of soil smashed a house, where all the eight people were staying in, in Kali Gending village, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency, told Xinhua over phone.

One of the injured people suffered serious injury, while three others sustained minor wounds, he said.

All of them have been rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatments, said Sutopo.

Elsewhere in the district, floods occurred in Kedungwaru hamlet after a dam broke, he said.

Seasonal downpours have often triggered floods in Indonesia, a chain of 17,500 islands where millions of people live in vulnerable flood plains that are near rivers.

Editor: chengyang
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