At least three dead following landslides at dam in Indonesia

Landslides near a construction site of a $1.5 billion Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam on Indonesia’s Sumatra island have killed at least three people, the disaster agency said on Friday, amid fears that more may be missing. The dam has faced criticism from environmental groups because it is in the heart of the Batang Toru rainforest, home… Read More At least three dead following landslides at dam in Indonesia

Dozens dead as torrential rains trigger flash floods in Indonesia and East Timor

Flash floods unleashed by torrential rains killed 41 people on the Indonesian island of Flores on Sunday, the disaster management agency BNPB said, and at least three more were reported killed in neighbouring East Timor. At least 49 families were hit on Flores, in the east of Indonesia’s sprawling archipelago, Raditya Jati, a BNPB spokesman… Read More Dozens dead as torrential rains trigger flash floods in Indonesia and East Timor

Six dead following landslide at illegal gold mine in Indonesia

Rescue teams in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province searched for survivors on Thursday after a landslide in an illegal gold mining area killed six people, the search and rescue agency said. Teams comprised of police, military and the local disaster agency deployed heavy machinery to help the search in the village of Buranga after the landslide… Read More Six dead following landslide at illegal gold mine in Indonesia

Thirty dead, hundreds displaced following flash floods in Indonesia

Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 30 people and displaced hundreds in a district on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials at the country’s disaster mitigation agency said. More than 4,000 residents were affected. Search and rescue officials were still looking for 15 people missing after the floods struck the North Luwu district… Read More Thirty dead, hundreds displaced following flash floods in Indonesia

Twenty-nine dead as torrential rain triggers floods, landslides in Indonesia

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 29 people in Indonesia, the disaster agency said on Monday, with thousands taking shelter in evacuation centers amid fears of disease. More than a dozen people were missing after the rain hit the province of Bengkulu, on the southwest side of Sumatra, on Friday… Read More Twenty-nine dead as torrential rain triggers floods, landslides in Indonesia

Dozens dead, thousands displaced as floods, landslides hit Indonesian island of Sulawesi

At least 68 people have been killed and nearly 7,000 forced to take refuge in emergency shelters after floods, landslides and a tornado battered the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the past week, authorities said on Sunday. Rescue teams were still looking for seven missing people, while 47 had been injured during the devastation that… Read More Dozens dead, thousands displaced as floods, landslides hit Indonesian island of Sulawesi

Death toll rises to 85 following landslides, floods in central Philippines

The death toll from landslides and devastating floods in the central Philippines triggered by a tropical depression climbed to 85, officials said on Wednesday, and 20 people were missing as rescuers slowly reached cut-off communities. The casualties, including young children, were mostly killed when their homes collapsed in landslides after days of heavy rain in… Read More Death toll rises to 85 following landslides, floods in central Philippines

Two dead, dozens missing following landslides on Indonesian island of Java

Landslides on Indonesia’s heavily populated island of Java killed at least two people and left 41 missing, an official at the country’s disaster agency said on Tuesday. The landslides, which struck a village in West Java on Monday, also injured 2 people and buried thirty homes, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster agency… Read More Two dead, dozens missing following landslides on Indonesian island of Java