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Landslide Buries Indonesia Bus, Kills 37
Landslide Buries Indonesia Bus, Kills 37

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A rain-triggered landslide smashed into a bus on Indonesia's Sumatra island, killing at least 37 passengers and leaving six others buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday.

Scores of rescue workers dug with spades and hoes in a search for survivors, said police Sgt. Satria Dinata. A backhoe was on the way to the scene.

The bus was hit late Friday as it traveled from Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, to the town of Pasaman during a heavy rainstorm, Dinata said.

Rescuers had recovered 37 bodies, said Sgt. Ronnie Hamdani. Six other people were still buried, he said, adding 14 were injured.

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