Damages from the landslide in Nganjuk, East Java province. AFP
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At least four deaths recorded and 14 people still missing after a landslide that swept away several homes in Indonesia, officials said on Monday.
The landslide was caused by torrential rains and it has forced hundreds to leave their homes due to damages.
Indonesia's Search and Rescue Agency said it had found four bodies, but it is still looking for 14 people reported missing.
"We cannot bring heavy equipment to the site of the landslides currently. However, we are currently trying to make our way," the East Java Search and Rescue Agency added.
Pasuruan, another town in the same province, also experience damaging flood, making more than 350 people flee from their homes.
Fatal landslides and flash floods are common across the Indonesian archipelago, where seasonal downpours are frequent and relentless.
The city was struck by torrential rains over the weekend, which flooded dozens of major roads and forced hundreds of people to rush to emergency shelters.
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