22 Dec 2012

Massive landslide in American Samoa cuts access between two villages

7:19 am on 22 December 2012

In American Samoa, a massive landslide early this morning has cut off access between the villages of between Afono and Vatia.

Police say the landslide was reported just after one this morning, and public works crews are there now now to clear the debris.

One local told KHJ News it is the biggest landslide he's seen, and it looks like a large area of the mountain side slid.

He says it would probably take 3-4 hours to clear the road. He added people should avoid the road to and from Vatia as they will be stuck for some time.