Rescuers Recover More Bodies From Indonesian Landslides

LEDOKSARI, Indonesia (AP) — Western Indonesia is being lashed by still more rain, as villagers dig through mud with their bare hands in search of people buried by mudslides.

It’s feared at least 87 people have been killed by walls of mud that began sliding down the mountains on Java island Wednesday after days of seasonal downpours.

Many of the victims were trapped in a village just hours after they had finished clearing away mud from an earlier, smaller landslide. One man who’s been digging through what’s left says he hopes he can find his cousin and sister so they can be properly buried.

Blocked roads are hampering efforts to get heavy rescue equipment into the region.

Elsewhere, thousands of people have fled their homes as bloated rivers pour over their banks.