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Nearly 22 people died due to landslides on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia

Most of the dead were school childrens

On Friday, landslide triggered by heavy rain and floods on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. At least 22 people died due to the landslides and most of them were school children.

The landslide hit the Mandailing Natal district north of Sumatra province and broke an Islamic boarding school in the village of Muara Saladi. On Saturday, local police chief Irsan Sinuhaji said that 21 children were hit by the crash.

According to spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in the national crisis management authorities, eleven children have been found to be killed in rubble and earth masses, while ten are still missing.

He said at the same time that two perpetrators were found Saturday morning after a car was hit by landslides in Mandailing Natal, where 17 houses collapsed.

Four people died after landslides struck 29 houses and flooded about 100 buildings in the neighboring district of Sibolga, according to Nugroho.

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