Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2016

Landslide hits Indonesian hotel; 5 killed, 11 injured in Cianjur


A landslide struck a hotel in Cianjur district in West Java of Indonesia claiming lives of three people and injuring several others.

Earlier, landslide in Sukaremi sub-districts of Cianjur district killed two people, bringing the death toll to five.

The landslide occurred in the West Java Provincial village of Batulawang after two days of incessant heavy rains which has left 11 people injured, Antara News reported quoting the National Disaster Mitigation Board. 

The cliff near the "Villa Kota Bunga" lashed a two-storey hotel collapsing the lobby.

"Four visitors of the hotels were found Thursday. Three of them were dead and another was alive," Xinhua News Agency mentioned quoting Hendri Setiabudi, head of operation control and data of disaster and management agency in the district.

According to the national disaster management agency, heavy rainfall triggered landslides in the area.