Indonesia’s Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) say that at least 15 people have died in a landslides triggered by heavy rain in North Sumatra province.
Heavy rain has been falling over the last 2 days. Around 92mm was recorded in 24 hours between 15 and 16 May in Sibolga, North Sumatra province.
The landslide occurred in the tourist area of Sibolangit, Deli Serdang regency of North Sumatra province during the afternoon of 15 May 2016. The landslide affected 78 people. One person was injured and a further four are still missing.
The victims are thought to be university students who were visiting the a local tourist spot, the “two coloured waterfall” in Durin Sirugun village.
A team of 300 people, made of of members from disaster management agencies and volunteers, continues to search the area for the missing.
Sibolga - May 15 to May 16, 2016
Sibolangit - May 15 to May 16, 2016