Landslide kills at least 10 in Indonesia's remote Natuna region

Landslide kills at least 10 in Indonesia
# 06 March 2023 17:26 (UTC +04:00)

At least ten people have died in the Indonesian region of Natuna on Monday after a landslide buried houses amid heavy rainfall, the country's disaster mitigation agency said, APA reports citing VOA.

Junainah, a disaster official in Riau Islands province, said the number of fatalities may rise and that communications in the area had been severed.

"The weather is changing. The wind is still blowing hard. The tidal waves are high," said Junainah, who goes by one name.

The agency said survivors were being evacuated from the Searasan region, while a search and rescue team had been dispatched to the area.