Landslide buries six in Kebumen, C Java

Kebumen, C Java (ANTARA News) - A landslide buried six residents of Duku Phkumbang, Sampang Village, Sempor, Kebumen District, Central Java Province, on Saturday evening.

Six houses were destroyed by the landslide, Sempor Sub-District Head Joko Ganjar Supramono said here, Sunday.

Search and rescue efforts are planned for Sunday as it was raining and earth was still moving on Saturday evening.

"Search for the victims will begin on Sunday morning by deploying military and police officers, SAR personnel and volunteers," he stated.

A number of villagers evacuated themselves to safer places in anticipation of more landslides.

The missing victims are Satimun (40) and his wife Sari (35), San Rustin (55) and his daughter Sutiyem (25), Marsiyem (50), and Poniyem (50). (*)