Indonesia landslides kill 51 people following heavy rains

Hours of heavy rain triggered landslides that killed at least 51 people in western Indonesia on Wednesday, a rescue official said, while floods inundated thousands of houses elsewhere in the country. El-Shinta radio station said 61 people had been killed. Prayitno said rescue workers were trying to get heavy-lifting equipment to the affected villages but were being hampered by roads blocked by landslides.