Indonesia – 2 Dead, 16 Missing After Rain Triggers Landslide in East Java Province

Further disasters have struck on Indonesia‘s Java island as a result of heavy rainfall.

Landslide in Ngetos District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia, 14 February 2021. Photo: BPBD Nganjuk Regency

The country’s disaster management agency BNPB reported landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain in Ngetos Village, Ngetos District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province during the evening of 14 February 2021.

As of 15 February, 2 people were confirmed dead and 17 injured and 16 missing. Search and rescue operations are ongoing, although heavy equipment has not been able to reach the affected location due to the narrow path to the location.

In addition to the casualties, this landslide also resulted in material losses as many as 8 houses were severely damaged.

Flooding was also reported in Pasuruan Regency, East Java Province, on 14 February after heavy rain caused the overflow of the Kedunglarangan River in Bangli District, and the Rejoso River in Winongan and Grati districts. Around 294 homes were damaged and 357 people displaced.

Floods and landslides from 04 to 11 February left 4 people dead, 1 missing and over 60,000 people displaced across the island of Java.