Torrential rains cause deadly landslide in Sumatra, Indonesia

Exceptional torrential rains (e.g., one month’s worth of rain in 24 hours) across both Sumatra and Borneo have caused a landslide near the Dua Warna waterfall at Sibolangit in Sumatra. At least 17 students in a visiting group were killed. Heavy rain is expected to continue in this area for the next few days.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers in the area should monitor local weather and emergency reports. Severe flooding is a potential hazard in the affected areas.