Rain-triggered landslide kills seven people in Indonesia hinh anh 1The photo shows a man looking at a collapsed house in Indonesia's Pariaman, after torrential rain triggered floods and landslides in the area. (Photo: AFP)
Jakarta (VNA) – Seven people have been killed and two houses collapsed following a landslide triggered by torrential rains on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, local authorities said on October 1.

In Padang Pariaman district, seven bodies were pulled out of the mud on September 29, while another person was rescued alive but injured.

All victims have been found after heavy equipment was deployed by rescue forces to the site, said local disaster mitigation agency official Rumainur.

Authorities warned residents to stay vigilant because heavy rains in the area will continue until October 2.

More than 300 houses and 80ha of rice fields in Padang Pariaman have been inundated. Strong winds also damaged houses, kiosks and vehicles, and knocked down trees, killing one person and injuring four others.

In the West Sumatran provincial capital Padang, more than 400 people have been evacuated after heavy rain caused flooding in the city.

Fatal landslides and flash floods are common across Indonesia during the rainy season, which started in September in Sumatra.

In April this year, more than 200 people were killed in a cluster of far-eastern islands in Indonesia and neighbouring Timor-Leste due to impacts of Tropical Cyclone Seroja./.