Four members of one family have been killed in a landslide in the Kampong Ampera area of Bogor city in West Java, Indonesia, after soil collapsing from a hillside destroyed their home on the evening of Sunday 2 March 2014. The dead have been named as Supian Eman (30), his wife Supiyah (27) and children Ihsan (8) and Lutfi (5).
The site of the 3 March 2014 Bogor Landslide. Antara News.
The incident happened following a period of heavy rain. Landslides are a common problem after severe weather events, as excess pore water pressure can overcome cohesion in soil and sediments, allowing them to flow like liquids. Approximately 90% of all landslides are caused by heavy rainfall. The Bogor region typically received around 3200 mm of rain per year, with a rainy season that lasts from November to May and peaks in January.
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