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Landslide forces six families from their homes

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Jon Afrizal, The Jakarta Post, Jambi | Tue, 01/24/2012 10:55 AM

A landslide caused major damage to houses in West Tanjungjabung,Jambi, Sumatra, causing six families, consisting of 26 people,to seek refuge.

The landslide happened during heavy rain that had inundated the village for quite some time.

West Tanjungjabung Social Affairs Agency has already donated clothing and food to the landslide victims.

“We have channeled the donation through the local sub-district office,” agency chief Deky Subianda said on Monday.

He said that apart from receiving donations from the agency, the victims had also been assisted by the local administration in rebuilding their damaged homes.(dic)