Indonesia landslides, floods kill 41 people; dozens missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s disaster relief agency says landslides and flash floods from torrential rains have killed at least 41 people and displaced thousands. More than two dozen others were still missing by late Sunday. Rescuers recovered 35 bodies after a landslide tumbled down onto a village on Adonara island in East Nusa Tenggara province. Flash flooding killed at least six people elsewhere. Relief efforts were hampered because of power cuts and blocked roads covered by thick mud and debris. Seasonal downpours cause frequent landslides and floods in Indonesia. The chain of 17,000 islands is home to millions of people who live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.