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Landslide kills 20 in Indonesia

At least 20 people have been killed and 52 are missing after a landslide, triggered by heavy rain hit in eastern Indonesia.

world Updated: Jul 24, 2007 18:08 IST
Xinhua

At least 20 people have been killed and 52 are missing after a landslide, triggered by heavy rain in Sulawesi province in eastern Indonesia, officials said in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The disaster in Batu Bare and Tomboyali districts in Marowali regency destroyed over 100 houses and disrupted the transport network, said the Disaster Management Agency.

"Twenty bodies have been found and the other 52 are still missing," Giri Trigondo, an official of the agency said, adding that relief and rescue workers were finding it difficult to reach the site of the disaster as access to the villages was cut off.