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Residents must brace for floods, landslides as rainy season begins: Authorities

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South Tangerang   /   Sun, December 8, 2019   /  12:21 pm
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Residents inspect a landslide in Kampung Kademangan in Keranggan subdistrict, South Tangerang, Banten, on Dec. 2. The incident killed a young mother and injured her child.(Kompas.com/Muhammad Isa Bustomi)

Residents of Kampung Kademangan in Setu subdistrict, South Tangerang, Banten have been mourning the death of Anggi Febriyanto, who was buried on Tuesday. She had been killed a landslide triggered by heavy rains the day before. The 26-year-old was a housewife who lived with her husband Angga Saputra, 28, and their two children. At the time of heavy downpour, she was visiting her grandmother’s house with her younger son, located nearby but below the main road. Her husband, Angga was waiting for his wife to return to their home, located on the main road and on higher ground. On her motorbike, she and her 3-year-old child took a shortcut back. But on the way, the ground above them started to tremble and debris fell onto the road she and her son were trying to. Local residents became aware of their situation when Anggi screamed for help while holding her child. After hearing...