2. Indonesian Minister: Relocate Residents Living in Landslide Areas Tonight
Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini urged relevant officials to relocate all residents affected by landslide in Sumedang regency, West Java on Sunday, January 10.
This request was made by Risma when meeting with Sumedang Regent Dony Ahmad Munir and Sumedang Regency Secretary Herman Suryatman at Cipareuag Elementary School on Sunday evening.
The minister was worried about another landslide to occur due to the bad weather. “It is still raining now, if we don’t relocate the people, we are afraid of another landslide. Residents living the landslide areas must also be relocated tonight,” she said.
Meanwhile, Herman said three places have been prepared for the relocation.
He added that as of Sunday night, 16 people have been found. Of this number, three were survived and treated in a hospital.
“Based on the report provided, 28 residents had minor injuries, and 25 others have not been found,” said Herman.