Landslide in Cipanas leaves 11 people injured: Agency

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A landslide that occurred in the West Java Provincial village of Batulawang after two days of incessant heavy rains has left 11 people injured, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Board.

Moreover, a two-storey hotel was also seriously damaged, head of the Data and Public Relations Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Board Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated here on Wednesday.

The cliff near the "Villa Kota Bunga" eroded and collapsed on the hotel lobby located on the ground floor as well as demolished the upper floor, he remarked, adding that the landslide occurred early Wednesday.

Nugroho further noted that the rescue workers had evacuated the victims.

Previously, a landslide had also occurred in the villages of Sukaresmi and Sukamahi in Sukaresmi sub-district, Cianjur District, on Tuesday (March 8) at 3:05 a.m. Western Indonesia Standard Time (WIB).

The landslide in Sukaresmi village struck a home, claiming the lives of two people identified as Jajang Mulyana (30) and Siti Safatihah (31).

In the meantime, rescuers are still searching for a resident identified as Aep in Sukamahi village.

"The rains have continued to hamper the rescue efforts, which were conducted on Tuesday," Nugroho pointed out.(*)