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May 17, 2016
Indonesia landslide kills 15 students, fears toll could rise: official
Sibolangit, Indonesia (AFP) May 16, 2016
Fifteen students holidaying at a popular tourist spot in western Indonesia have been killed in a landslide, an official said Monday, with fears the death toll could rise. Heavy rain and flash flooding triggered a major landslide Sunday at a famous "two-coloured" waterfall at Sibolangit in the north of Sumatra island, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Searchers had so far unearthed 15 bodies, Sutopo said late Monday. Two others, presumed dead, were still being recovered, while ... read more

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