Landslides block main road in West Sumatra

Landslides has blocked a road in Lembah Anai, which connects Padang and Bukittinggi, in West Sumatra, forcing authorities to redirect traffic through Solok.

Provincial disaster mitigation coordinator Ade Edward told that the landslides occurred following heavy rain that had been pouring since Friday afternoon.

Landslides blocked the road at two point.

A bridge leading to the road was also damaged after being hit by strong current of the overflowing Batang Anai river.

Two weeks earlier landslide had damaged two bridges and blocked a part of the road.