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11 die in Indonesia landslide

At least 11 people are feared dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia’s East Java province.

The landslide struck Banaran village in Ponorogo district early on Saturday, damaging 30 homes, the national disaster agency said.

The BBC reports that security forces and emergency teams are clearing the mud to look for victims and residents are being evacuated.

Saturday’s landslide hit as people were harvesting ginger at the foot of a hill, officials said.

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy seasonal rains are common in Indonesia.