Rescue efforts continue as Java landslide toll reaches 61

Mt Merbabu, Central Java.

Mt Merbabu, Central Java. Image by java tourism / CC BY 2.0

Thousands have joined the search and rescue effort to find dozens of missing victims in the landslide that hit Jemblung hamlet in Banjarnegara regency in Central Java last Friday. Fifty-three houses, along with their occupants, were buried during the disaster. Local authorities are appealing for baby food, clothes, blankets and medicines for the survivors. Read more: thejakartapost.com

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