Rescuers are using their bare hands, along with sticks and other makeshift tools, to try to dig missing Indonesian villagers out following a Friday mudslide that killed at least 17 people, Reuters reports.
Mud and water raced down a mountainside and into the remote village of Jemblung; officials are now trying to search out dozens of missing people without the help of earth-moving machinery. Indonesia's monsoon season, which lasts from October through April, makes mudslides a relatively common occurrence in the country; isolated, rural areas struggle to bounce back without modern technology or search-and-rescue equipment.
"There was a roaring sound like thunder," a villager from a nearby town told Reuters. "Then I saw trees were flying, and then the landslides. People here panicked and fled."