SAR office confirms 27 still missing in Sumedang landslides

Bandung, West Java (ANTARA) – The Bandung Search and Rescue (SAR) Office reported that 27 people were nowhere to be found in the landslides that claimed 13 lives in Cimanggung Sub-district, Subang District, West Java, based on the public’s information.

“The search operation is ongoing to look for 27 people, comprising six individuals found missing in the earlier data and an additional 21 based on information from the public,” Head of the Bandung SAR Office Deden Ridwansyah noted in a statement here on Sunday.

Ridwansyah urged people, who lost their family members, to report to the joint SAR Command Post located at state-owned high school SMAN 1 Cimanggung. At least 13 people died after being buried in the landslide debris, while 25 others survived the natural disaster after being rescued by the SAR team. The first landslide, triggered by downpour, occurred on Saturday at around 3:30 p.m. local time and was followed by another landslide at around 7 p.m. local time.

Apart from local residents, victims of the second landslide included members of the search team, comprising military officers and SAR personnel.

Source: Antara News

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