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14 villagers killed in landslides in Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least 14 people have died and one is missing in landslides triggered by torrential rains in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island. The landslides buried four houses in Tana Toraja district of South Sulawesi province. Rescue efforts are hindered by lack of electricity and intense rainfall.

According to Abdul Muhari, spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agency, heavy rain caused unstable soil in the region to trigger landslides shortly before midnight on Saturday. The landslides buried four houses in Tana Toraja district of South Sulawesi province.

Rescuers are still searching for a missing villager in the hilly South Makale village, as rescue efforts are being hampered by the lack of electricity and intense rainfall that continued to pound the region. Landslides are also blocking roads to remote villages in Tana Toraja’s highlands.

The ongoing search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of the landslides on Sulawesi Island demonstrate the challenges faced by rescuers due to adverse weather conditions and limited access to the affected areas. The authorities are working tirelessly to locate the missing villager and provide assistance to those affected by the natural disaster.

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