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Landslide kills five in Indonesia

world Updated: Jul 10, 2009 11:53 IST

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A landslide killed a family of five in their homes in Indonesia's West Java province on Friday, police said.

The family was killed in the early morning after a cliff collapsed on two houses in Cijeruk district near Bogor city, local police chief Aditiawarman said.

"Five people were killed. Two children, an 18-year woman, a mother and a grandmother," he told AFP.

"The father survived as he was returning from the mosque after morning prayers (when the landslide happened)," he said.

"There was no rain or strong wind whatsoever. It happened all of a sudden early in the morning around 5:30 am (2230 GMT on Thursday).

Landslides are common in Indonesia, where millions live on or near densely populated and rain-soaked hillsides.