Landslides and floods striking Central Java province of western Indonesia have left 16 people dead and 20 injured, disaster agency said, Xinhua reports.

The natural disasters have taken place in the districts of Brebes and Purbalingga since days ago, spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

In Pasir Panjang village of Brebes district, search and rescue operation resumed on Saturday, nine corpses have been discovered as the landslides injured 14 farmers, the spokesman revealed.

Floods also hit several villages in the district, leaving three people dead, said Sutopo.

In another district of Purbalingga, landslides killed four people and injured six others, he said.

“People are warned to be alert as heavy downpours are forecast to persist,” the spokesman told Xinhua in a text message.