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Jakarta Post

Five bodies recovered, many more missing

  • The Jakarta Post


  /   Sat, February 27 2010   /  12:06 pm

The search and rescue team recovered five more bodies on Friday from the tea plantation landslide location in Ciwidey, Bandung regency, bringing the total fatalities to 30. Officials feared there were at least 27 more people still buried under the mud. West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan said his administration has worked together with the Energy and Mineral Eesources Ministry's geology team to disseminate information on which areas were prone to landslides. "Once we have the information, we will invite the body to explain to mayors and regents what to do when landslides occur and the precautionary steps," he said, as quoted by The governor said the search and rescue team would work for 14 days to look for remaining victims. Tuesday's landslide destroyed 21 houses and part of a tea plantation, causing an estimated Rp 5 billion (US$536,000) in damage. ...