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Fourteen dead in Indonesia landslides

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 00:47

Feb. 18 - Indonesia authorities report 14 people have died in landslides across the country's eastern province of North Sulawesi. Jessica Gray reports.

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Families of landslide victims weep in the streets of the Indonesian city of Manado. According to officials Monday, landslides and floods have killed at least 14 people in and around the eastern city following torrential rains. The Sunday landslide struck an area inundated by water after hours of rain. Most of the dead were buried in the mud as it swept down from hillsides above. Indonesian authorities have dispatched search and rescue teams, who are still looking for survivors across the province, which is 2,200 km north-east of Jakarta. Landslides are common in Indonesia, particularly during the country's wet season, due to illegal logging and clearing of farmland.

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Fourteen dead in Indonesia landslides

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 00:47