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20 missing as landslide hits Indonesia’s East Java

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At least 20 people were reported missing after a landslide slammed into houses overnight in Indonesia’s East Java province, the country’s disaster management agency said on Monday.

At least 14 people were injured in the rain-triggered landslide in Nganjuk district on Sunday evening, said Raditya Jati, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.

A search was under way for the missing, he said.

Elsewhere in the province, flash floods hit nine villages, inundating homes with water as high as one metre, the agency said.

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Deadly floods and landslides are common in Indonesia during the rainy season from October to April.

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