Rescuers searched for survivors Friday after a landslide crashed into a village in central Indonesia, killing two people and burying at least 13 others, a disaster official said.
Mud came tumbling down from hills surrounding Nyalindung, a village in West Java province, following days of torrential rain that inundated more than 50 homes, said Rustam Pakaya of the Disaster Crisis Center, reported CNN.
So far, two bodies were recovered, he said, but 13 others were missing and feared dead. Many are children.
Residents have joined rescuers in searching for survivors, most digging with their bare hands or using farm tools, Pakaya said. The mud blocked many roads, making it hard for heavy machinery to reach the disaster zone.
Seasonal downpours cause dozens of landslides and flash floods each year in Indonesia, a vast chain of 17,000 islands where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.