Search continues for mudslide victims

Rescuers are continuing their search for survivors after five mudslides killed at least 34 people in Indonesia.

At least 19 people are still missing, says search leader Soleman Kakoe.

The slides hit the island's North Sulawesi region on Saturday after more than four days of heavy rain.

Villagers joined forces with police and soldiers working with hoes and spades in villages on Sangir Besar Island, 1,350 miles north-east of the capital Jakarta.

Yesterday, relief workers rescued a man who had been half-buried in mud for more than two days in Likuang village.

Flooding and landslides coinciding with monsoon rains killed more than 200 people in Indonesia at the end of last year. Environmentalists blame logging for the disasters.

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