Killed In Bali Village Landslide In Indonesia

Tracy FergusonFeb 12, 2017

Three landslides struck Bangli district in Bali on Friday leaving 12 people dead and five others injured, according to the Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency.

At least 13 people have been killed and thousands more made homeless after devastating floods swept across Indonesia.

"Landslides happen nearly every year in Bali and cost lives", Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency, said in a statement.

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Indonesian officials said in a statement they expected heavy rain to continue in several parts of the country Friday and warned of the chance for landslides, flooding and tornadoes.

Between the three villages, at least five homes were destroyed, with 12 people confirmed killed in the landslides, including several children.

Members from two families lost their lives in the Songan village, including a mother, her one-year-old son and her seven-year-old daughter.

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He said a landslide in Awan Village buried a house, killing four residents.

Heavy downpours were blamed for the disaster in Bulurejo village of Karanganyar district, Risky A, senior official at the provincial disaster management agency said.

Indonesia's National Disaster Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho informed media that more heavy rains would occur in the coming days that could potentially cause landslides and floods.

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Previous year at least five people were killed and 100,000 were forced to flee their homes after floods swept through Bali's neighbouring island West Nusa Tenggara, and the Belitung region to the east of Bali and Sulawesi in the north.

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