Rescue Workers Continue To Search For Survivors Following Landslide

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Members of two families were among those killed in Songan village, including a one-year-old boy, his seven-year-old sister and their mother.

The landslides destroyed houses late on Thursday in three villages in Bali's Kintamani district.

Twelve Indonesians, including three children, have been killed on the holiday island of Bali after landslides triggered by heavy rain engulfed several villages, an official said yesterday.

At least 12 people died and five were injured in landslides on the tourist island of Bali.

Emergency relief efforts have been undertaken, involving soldiers, police, personnel of local search and rescue office and disaster management agency office as well as Red Cross, Sutopo said.

"I think that's one factor that when rain falls constantly, it causes a landslide", he told AAP on Friday.

The national weather agency said heavy rain would continue in Bali on Saturday and Sunday.

Indonesia's National Disaster Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho informed media that more heavy rains would occur in the coming days that could potentially cause landslides and floods.

Landslides and flooding are common in Indonesia, particularly during the months-long rainy season which peaks in January and February.

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