12 dead following landslide in Bali

A mother and her two young children were among those killed, officials said

12 dead following landslide in Bali

Houses are seen buried under the mud following a landslide in Songan village on Bali island, Indonesia. Picture by AP/Press Association Images

12 people have been killed in a landslide on the Indonesian island of Bali.

According to officials, the victims were killed in landslides that hit three villages in the Kintamani area.

The victims included a mother and two of her children, aged 1 and 7.

A number of others were seriously injured, and they have been taken to hospital.

Five homes were also destroyed as a result of the landslides, with BBC reporting that 145mm fell on Thursday.

Rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors, amid continued heavy rain in the region.

Bali is a popular tourist spot, and is home to more than 4 million people.