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    Rescuers are searching for survivors after heavy rains caused a landslide in West Java.

    A landslide which hit the Sukabumi district of West Java, around 80 kilometers south of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, killed ten people on Saturday, Indonesian authorities reported the next day. Rescuers are still searching for another two people reported missing. 

    According to representatives of Indonesia's National Disaster Agency, Saturday's heavy downpour caused a cliff to collapse onto a settlement below in the village of Tegal Panjang on Saturday evening, burying houses and a road under the debris.

    Heavy rains and flooding are common during Indonesia's rainy season, which usually runs from November to March on the island of Java. The island is one of the world's most densely populated areas: it is about 60% of the size of Great Britain but is home to over 143 million people, about six times the population of Australia.


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