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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

19 Dead, 10 Missing in Indonesia Landslides

Two landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 19 people and left 10 others missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java, a government official said on Tuesday. Five houses were buried when mud rolled down from surrounding hills just after midnight in Mekarsari village of East Java’s Jombang district, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

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