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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 03:20 PM IST

Indonesia landslide kills 15 students

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Sibolangit : Fifteen students holidaying at a popular tourist spot in western Indonesia have been killed in a landslide, an official said today, with fears the death toll could rise, reports AFP.

Heavy rain and flash flooding triggered a major landslide yesterday at a famous “two-coloured” waterfall at Sibolangit in the north of Sumatra island, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Searchers had so far unearthed 15 bodies, Sutopo said late today. Two others, presumed dead, were still being recovered, while four remained missing.

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“It is believed those victims were also buried in the landslide,” Sutopo said in a statement. Fifty-seven others had been found alive with just one injured, he added.

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Published on: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 01:13 AM IST
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