February 17th – Indonesia’s National Disaster Relief Agency reported on the 17th that a landslide in Anzhu County, East Java Province, Indonesia, on the 14th has killed 12 people, injured 20 and disappeared.
In a statement, Indonesian spokesman for the National Disaster Relief Agency, Raditya Jadi, said that as of the evening of the 16th, the landslide had also damaged eight homes and 101 local residents were evacuated to temporary shelters.
The statement said that a joint rescue team composed of search and rescue personnel, military police and volunteers was urgently searching for missing persons.
In order to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and the risk of another landslide in the disaster area, Indonesia’s National Disaster Relief Agency strictly implements epidemic prevention measures in the search and rescue process, controls the number of people in the disaster area, and sets up roadblocks on main roads.
Most of Indonesia has a tropical rainforest climate. It is currently the rainy season, and mountain torrents, landslides and floods are frequent.
On January 9 this year, a landslide occurred in Shuangmudan County, West Java Province, Indonesia, killing at least 11 people.