Landslide hits plantation area, hundreds affected

Hundreds were left homeless after a landslide hit a workers' housing area in Dewata tea plantation on Ciwidey, Bandung, West Java on Tuesday.

News portal, quoting an employee at the plantation said that hundreds of people were in need of tents after the landslide hit the workers’ barracks at around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Doni, the employee, said the victims were having difficulty contacting the outside world using cellular phones after a receiver tower collapsed in the landslide.

News channel TVOne quoted local police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Imron Yunus who said that four people had died in the incident and at least 56 were buried under the rubble.

The plantation owns barracks to provide housing for its hundreds of workers.