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Indonesia disaster agency says 7 killed in Bali landslide

Houses are seen buried under the mud following a landslide in Songan village on Bali island, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. A number of people including young children were killed in the landslides on the tourist island that wiped out several homes, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said. (AP Photo)

Houses are seen buried under the mud following a landslide in Songan village on Bali island, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. A number of people including young children were killed in the landslides on the tourist island that wiped out several homes, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Seven people were killed in a landslide on the tourist island of Bali that wiped out several homes, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said Friday.

The agency said in a statement that the landslide in Bangli district was caused by sustained torrential rains.

Members of two families were among those killed including a 1-year-old boy. Two people were hospitalized with severe injuries and two others suffered minor injuries.

The agency said more heavy rains are likely in Bali and people should be aware of the possibility of landslides and floods.

The resort island is Indonesia's best-known tourist destination and famous for its Hindu culture, white beaches and lush green interior.

Rains often cause flooding and landslides in Indonesia, an archipelago where millions of people live in mountainous areas or on flood plains near rivers.