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Rescuers search for missing after landslide kills 32

By Agencies in Jemblung, Indonesia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-15 07:47:31

Rescuers searching for 76 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators on Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the disaster, officials said.

At least 32 people have been confirmed dead after torrential downpours triggered the landslide that hit Jemblung, a village in central Java, late on Friday, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Hundreds of rescuers were digging through the mud with shovels and bare hands in a desperate hunt for survivors.

Rescuers search for missing after landslide kills 32

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