Eight people buried in landslide in Papua

Jayapura (ANTARA News) - Rain triggered landslides buried alive eight people in Apalapsili, in the regency of Yalimo on Sunday night.

Papua police chief spokesman Sr. Comr Patrige said on Monday so far only three of the victims were known their identities -- Yosep Nusi, Versus Kepno and Yopi Kepno.

A rescue team had been sent to Apalapsili but they could not reach the location hampered by landslides materials and heavy rain.

The team, therefore, was forced to return to Elelim, the capital of the Yalimo regency.

The landslides also buried heavy equipment of PT Papua Abadi Bersatu.(*)