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Landslides cause thousands in damage

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LUBUKBASUNG, Indonesia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A number of landslides that hit the Agam district of Indonesia's West Sumatra province have caused about $826,704 worth of damage, officials said Monday.

Nine people were missing. Rescue workers have found 11 since the Sunday disaster, triggered by recent rains, Antara news agency reported. Seven people were injured.

"The calculation of the damages was based on the combined worth of some damaged properties, such as 3 hectares [about 7 1/2 acres] of rice fields, 800 meters [about 2,624 feet] of roads, 12 houses and 2 hectares [about 5 acres] of peanut farms, among other things," said Bambang Warsito, the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency head for Agam.
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