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Over 2,000 flee homes after landslide in Indonesia

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AKARTA, Nov 17, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- Nearly 2,000 villagers escaped dangerous areas after landslide and floods in West Java of Indonesia at weekend that killed 15 people, local disaster management agency said on Tuesday.

The survivors had taken shelters in places far from hills, for fears of others landslides, as the soil in the higher areas was vulnerable from sliding down, said Barnas Hajidin, an official of the agency.

The disaster already devastated 284 houses, 3 school buildings and one bridge, in Campaka and Cibeber districts of Cianjur regency of the province.

All relief aids had already arrived to the districts and was sufficient, he said.

Indonesia has been frequent hit by landslide and floods in heavy rain season.

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