Indonesia landslide: Woman pulled out alive after being trapped for 13 hrs

AP
Published Feb 6, 2018, 4:06 pm IST
Updated Feb 6, 2018, 4:06 pm IST
Television stations broadcast the frantic rescue effort near Jakarta's international airport throughout the night.
On Monday, rescuers retrieved a body from villages ravaged by landslides in the hilly West Java resort town of Puncak and are still searching for at least eight others. (Photo:AP)
 On Monday, rescuers retrieved a body from villages ravaged by landslides in the hilly West Java resort town of Puncak and are still searching for at least eight others. (Photo:AP)

Jakarta: Rescuers in Indonesia have pulled a woman alive from a car trapped by a landslide for 13 hours but several other people were still missing as torrential rains caused havoc in parts of the capital and neighbouring West Java.

Television stations broadcast the frantic rescue effort near Jakarta's international airport throughout the night.

 

Rescuers in orange uniforms finally pulled the trapped woman from her car at about 7 am on Tuesday.

On Monday, rescuers retrieved a body from villages ravaged by landslides in the hilly West Java resort town of Puncak and are still searching for at least eight others.

Police had earlier said there were two confirmed deaths in that area.

The capital has raised its flood alert to the highest level.

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