Rescue Workers Continue To Search For Survivors Following Landslide

The landslide flattened homes in Bali

SHARE Share on Facebook SHARE Share on Twitter TWEET Pin to Pinterest PIN

Seven people including children have been killed and two people seriously injured in a landslide in the Bali regency of Bangli after torrential rain on Thursday night.

Five homes were also destroyed as a result of the landslides, with BBC reporting that 145mm fell on Thursday.

The agency says more heavy rains are likely in Bali and people should be aware of the possibility of landslides and floods.

The two landslides took place in Awan and Sukawana villages, killing five villagers and injuring another person, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency told Xinhua via phone.

A search and rescue team had evacuated the casualties.

Indonesia is frequently hit by landslide and flood during heavy rains.

All the victims were Indonesian.

Among the dead are a 1-year-old boy, his 7-year-old sister and their mother in Songan village. "Spatial planning must be enforced".

Indonesian officials said in a statement they expected heavy rain to continue in several parts of the country Friday and warned of the chance for landslides, flooding and tornadoes.

"Landslides happen nearly every year in Bali and cost lives", Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency, said in a statement.

Explosives seized in raid in France, teen among 4 arrested
Pic! Rosie O'Donnell Transforms into Steve Bannon