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Indonesia: Landslide: 2005/09/03 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/09/03
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Landslide
Outline Indonesian rescuers dug through mud and rubble on Saturday after a landslide on Sumatra island killed 14 and left more than a dozen missing when it swept through part of a village.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/09/05
Dead: 16
Missing: 9
Injured: 10
Houses completely destroyed: 8
Houses heavily damaged: 8

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OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/09/05
1. Landslides, caused by days of torrential rains, hit Bukit Gaung in Lubuk Bagalung Sub-District of Padang Municipality, West Sumatra, on 2 September at 01:30 local time. 2. According to SATLAK PBP Padang, as of 4 September, 16 people were found buried and dead, 9 others were reported missing, and at least 10 people were injured. The landslides have completely destroyed 8 houses and heavily damaged 8 others.

Xinhua 2005/09/04
Rescuers have discovered seven more bodies, bringing the confirmed death toll in the landslide disaster in West Sumatra, Indonesia, to 17 people so far, local press reported Sunday. At least eight others are believed to remain buried below the mud and rubble, the Jakarta Post daily quoted an official Edi as saying on Sunday.

Reuters 2005/09/02
A landslide in Indonesia's Sumatra island triggered by heavy torrential rains buried at least five people in their homes and left more than two dozen people missing, a rescue official said on Friday. The landslide took place on Thursday near Padang city, about 940 km (580 miles) northwest of Jakarta following two days of heavy rains.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/09/03
At least 14 dead, 16 missing in Indonesian landslide