Rain wreaks havoc in Indonesia, Philippines

Landslides on Indonesia's heavily populated island of Java have killed at least five people and left 38 missing, an official at the country's disaster agency says.
Rescue workers searching for victims yesterday near a collapsed house following landslides in Sukabumi regency in Indonesia's West Java province. Heavy rain in West Java and parts of the Philippines caused landslides and heavy flooding in the new yea
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Rescue workers searching for victims yesterday near a collapsed house following landslides in Sukabumi regency in Indonesia's West Java province.

Heavy rain in West Java and parts of the Philippines caused landslides and heavy flooding in the new year, with several people killed and others missing.

Rescue officials said at least 15 people were dead and dozens were missing in West Java.

In the Philippines' central Bicol region and Eastern Visayas, 75 people were dead and 16 missing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2019, with the headline 'Rain wreaks havoc in Indonesia, Philippines'. Print Edition | Subscribe