Three Killed, 13 Injured In Landslides In North Sumatra

Three Killed, 13 Injured In Landslides In North Sumatra

JAKARTA, Feb 4 (NNN-ANTARA) – A family of three was killed and 13 others injured, in landslide-blocked highway, in Tapanuli, North Sumatra, the National Disaster Management Agency reported, today.

Agency spokesperson, Abdul Muhari, said, the cliff on the side of the road suddenly fell, hitting multiple vehicles in the middle of a traffic jam, on the Tarutung-Sibolga national road, at 5.00 p.m. local time, yesterday.

“Those who died were a husband, wife and a toddler in a car,” Muhari said.

Seven people were slightly injured and six others were seriously injured. All were taken to nearby medical facilities.

The landslide also damaged a house, five minibuses, a logistics truck and a few motorcycles.

Since early this morning, the road has been usable, as an excavator has been removing debris from the landslide.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, expecting that, heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and lightning, will at least last till tomorrow, warns of the possibility of more floods and landslides.– NNN-ANTARA  


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