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Eight killed in Indonesian landslide

world Updated: Nov 09, 2009 12:23 IST

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A landslide has killed at least eight people in Indonesia, officials said on Monday.

Five people are still listed as missing after the landslide hit a village in Palopo district, South Sulawesi province on Sunday, health ministry crisis centre head Rustam Pakaya said.

Nine people were injured.

A rescue team from provincial capital Makassar is on the way to the area, team spokesman Abdul Ghani told AFP.

"The affected area is near the top of the mountain and there's a lot of rain there. The landslide was caused by a flash flood triggered by rain," he said.