“Six (bodies) have been identified, while four are still being identified,” he said.
Muhari said 42 people were missing. Eight previously missing people had been found alive, though four remained in critical condition.
Rescuers were focusing their efforts along a stretch of road near a cliff where dozens of houses were reportedly buried by the landslide, Muhari said.
“Along this road, there are around 30 houses that were buried. This is our focal point of the search,” he said.
Muhari added that the agency was sending food and tents, as well as satellite communication equipment and two helicopters in a bid to establish communication lines and speed up aid.
Indonesia is prone to landslides during the rainy season, aggravated in some places by deforestation, and prolonged torrential rain has caused flooding in different areas of the archipelago nation.
Experts say the country’s weather-related disasters are likely being made worse by climate change.
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