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Landslide Kills Five on Eastern Indonesian Island


Indonesian officials say a landslide has has killed five people on Flores Island.

Local officials said the landslide was triggered by several days of heavy rain.

Floods and landslides are common in Indonesia, especially during the rainy season. Many landslides are caused by illegal logging or the clearing of farmland that strips away natural barriers.

Flores is an island in the southeastern part of the Indonesian archipelago, about 15 hundred kilometers from the capital, Jakarta.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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