Over 150 displaced in Indonesia landslides

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Jakarta, March 26 (IANS) More than 150 people were displaced following landslides in Central Java in Indonesia,the a media report said on Saturday.

Continuous, heavy rains, which have drenched the Banjarnegara district, caused three successive landslides on Thursday and two on Friday, according to Catur Subandrio, head of the Banjarnegara disaster mitigation office.

Though no casualties were reported, 14 houses sustained varying degrees of damage, and 158 people were displaced, EFE news reported.

Victims of the disaster were moved to safer areas and a public kitchen was set up to provide food.

Banjarnegara district has faced several landslides in recent years, killing dozens of people in January 2006 and December 2014.

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