Bali Landslides Kill at Least 12 After Heavy Rainfall

Bali Landslides Kill at Least 12 After Heavy Rainfall

Bali Landslides Kill at Least 12 After Heavy Rainfall

Seven people, including two children, have been killed in a landslide that hit a Bali village late last night, authorities say.

Members of two families were among those killed including a 1-year-old boy.

Previously national disaster agency reported that landslides occurred in three villages of Songan, Awan and Sukawana in the district on Thursday and Friday, killing 12 people and wounding 5 others. Another 10-year-old died in another nearby village.

"All victims have been evacuated and the injured have been taken to hospital", said Indra Kalak, an agency official in Bali.

Indonesian officials said in a statement they expected heavy rain to continue in several parts of the country Friday and warned of the chance for landslides, flooding and tornadoes.

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Several people were injured, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said.

Mr Nugroho said in total 40,291 villagers had been affected by the flooding, with many taking refuge in mosques and government buildings.

Bali is a popular tourist spot, and is home to more than 4 million people.

Indonesia is frequently hit by landslide and flood during heavy rains.

12 people have been killed in a landslide on the Indonesian island of Bali.

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