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Land keeps shifting in Sukabumi

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 10 2019   /  01:24 am

Approximately 112 families have fled their homes since land began shifting in Kertaangsana village, Nyalindung district, Sukabumi, West Java.Land shifts in the village began in February and intensified on April 23, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG). People started complaining about the land movement when a landslide occurred on April 22 after heavy rain hit the area, damaging houses and roads.Kertaangsana village head Agus Sudrajat said the number of evacuees had increased.He said some had taken refuge in a building formerly used as a traditional market after living in tents provided by the Sukabumi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Sukabumi) for days.“Some others decided to take refuge in their families’ houses or rent houses in other villages,” Agus said on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com.BPBD Sukabumi recorded that the land movem...