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Killer Landslide On Java Island

Breaking Earth News: Java Island, Indonesia
Feb 19, 2007
Landslides triggered by torrential rain hit two places on Indonesia's main Java island over the weekend, leaving eight people dead and six missing. Eight bodies were pulled out of the muck in a hillside village near the Central Java town of Magelang. In West Java province, rescuers have been trying since Saturday to find four miners believed to be buried in a lakeside sand pit in Sukalarang district. "Land collapsed on the lake creating a small tsunami that pulled them in. We have been searching for three days but we have not found anything." Indonesia's rainy season is at its peak in February and may continue for another two months.
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