This photo shows a general view of a site of a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Sukabumi, West Java province on Jan 1, 2019. Indonesia's disaster agency said on Jan 11 that Sukabumi district was hit by a landslide, killing one child. (PHOTO / AFP)
JAKARTA — A landslide engulfed children playing near a cliff in central Indonesia, killing one and injuring several, the country's disaster agency said Friday.
Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho posted a video online that showed frantic villagers pulling a limp child out of sodden earth on Thursday afternoon.
He said that three children out of a group of six were injured and two were safe. They were playing by rail tracks in a hilly area when the landslide suddenly hit in Java's Sukabumi district, about 100 kilometers south of the capital, Jakarta.
Deadly landslides and floods occur regularly during seasonal rains in Indonesia.
A landslide in Sukabumi on the main island of Java earlier this month killed 32 people.
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