Death toll in Indonesia landslide rises to 38

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Jakarta, Jan 6 (IANS) The death toll in the landslide that hit Indonesia’s Java has increased to 38, with one person still missing, government authorities said on Sunday.

The rescuers are trying to find the last victim believed to be buried under soil which slid when the disaster hit Sukabumi district, a government official told Xinhua news agency.

Floods and landslides affect Indonesia every year during the rainy season, which lasts from December to February.



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