12 dead following landslide in Bali

Alicia WestFeb 11, 2017

Landslides and flooding have killed at least 12 people on the Indonesian island of Bali, it was confirmed on Friday.

According to officials, the victims were killed in landslides that hit three villages in the Kintamani area.

A national disaster agency spokesman said the landslide hit at about 23:00 on Thursday (1500 GMT), and was caused by heavy rain.

However, officials warned that more heavy rains were likely to continue in Bali on Saturday and Sunday, raising the risk of landslides and floods.

Two people were hospitalized with severe injuries and two others suffered minor injuries.


Indonesian authorities have released the names of those killed in the landslide. "Spatial planning must be enforced".

Landslides and flooding are common in Indonesia, particularly during the months-long rainy season which peaks in January and February.

Mr Sutopo said extreme rain, with 145 millimetres in one day, had occurred in the regency of Karangasem on Wednesday.

Heavy downpours were blamed for the disaster in Bulurejo village of Karanganyar district, Risky A, senior official at the provincial disaster management agency said.

"People are encouraged to be vigilant of landslides, floods and tornados", he said.

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