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SINGAPORE, December 14. /TASS/. The death toll of landslides on Indonesian island Java, South East Asia, has reached 20, rescuers keep searching for more than 80 local residents reported missing, the domestic agency fighting natural disasters cited this data on Sunday.
According to official reports, 15 are injured, 11 are in grave condition, more than 500 were evacuated to temporary accommodation centres for refugees. More than 1.2 thousand rescuers, including servicemen, policemen and volunteers seek to get to remote settlements, hoping to find survivors. Heavy machinery joined the removal of debris after landslides, the domestic agency eliminating calamities said.
President of the country Joko Widodo is expected to arrive in the disaster area to meet those injured.
The rainy season continues in Indonesia, torrential rain triggers devastating mudslides which are wiping out whole villages. Java is the most densely populated island in the world with a 143 million population. Jakarta is an Indonesian capital situated in north-western Java.