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Landslides in Eastern Indonesia Kill 40

Officials in eastern Indonesia say landslides triggered by days of heavy rain have killed at least 40 people, while scores more are believed to be buried under the mud.

Rescue officials say 40 bodies have already been recovered Saturday, but another 29 people are still missing in villages in eastern Indonesia in East Nusa Tenggara province. Several roads in the area have been cut by the landslides.

Seasonal downpours cause frequent landslides and flash floods annually in Indonesia. Last month, floods in the capital, Jakarta, killed nearly 100 people and paralyzed large sections of the city.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP