Residents in Bogor Asked to Evacuate Due to Landslide

The landslide due to high-intensity rain occurred in Cipinang Village, Bogor Regency, on Sunday (9/12/2021). It damaged eight houses.

The landslide hit several houses in Cipinang Village, Bogor Regency. (BNPB)

ACTNews, BOGOR REGENCY – A landslide occurred in Cipinang Village, Rumpin District, Bogor Regency on Sunday (9/12/2021). The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) recorded the landslide affected 17 families or 93 residents. Two days earlier, two houses in the area were heavily damaged by landslides.

“Affected residents have evacuated after receiving advice from the local government,” said Adi, operator of the Bogor Regency BPBD Operations Control Center, in an official statement received by ACTNews, Monday (9/13/2021).

Yhoko Kunchoro, ACT West Bogor Program Team, said based on information from the local community, one of the triggers for the landslide may be caused by the activity of erecting concrete piles. This concrete pile is used as a barrier for landslide material on the west and northwest sides of the andesite mine.

“Concrete stakes are not strong enough to withstand the material. Since Friday, the vibrations have started to be felt, and small avalanche materials have also begun to fall. The concrete broke on Sunday. Dozens of victims fled because they were worried that there would be another landslide,” he explained.

Until now, the team is still in coordination with several village officials. “Yesterday, there were volunteers who put up barriers with bamboo so that residents would not pass by. Education will also be given to them, considering the number of residents who want to return home," said Yhoko.

Based on an early warning analysis of ground motion from the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) in September 2021, Rumpin District has a higher potential for landslide and flash floods. Several other sub-districts in this district are in the medium to the high category for ground movement.[]