JAKARTA, Indonesia — Police say a landslide on Indonesia's main island killed 10 people over the weekend.

Heavy rains sent rocks and dirt cascading down a 260-foot- (80-meter-) cliff in Malang district in central Java island. Police Capt. Prayitno said nine men died instantly while they were gathering firewood near a river Sunday.

He said Monday that the 10th victim died in a hospital later. Prayitno uses only one name, like many Indonesians.

Tropical Indonesia is particularly prone to landslides and flooding. The disasters come in part because of logging and slash-and-burn farming have destroyed many native forests that used to prevent erosion in its more than 17,000 islands. (AP)