26 dead in Indonesia floods

23 September, 2016 12:00 AM printer

26 dead in Indonesia floods

 JAKARTA: The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing, reports AFP.
Aid has begun pouring into Garut in the west of Indonesia’s main island of Java, where 23 people died and 18 remain missing after torrential rain and fast-rising floods swept through the region, the national disaster agency said.
Receding flood waters revealed scenes of destruction, with houses reduced to rubble and upturned cars and debris strewn throughout muddy streets.
Among the dead or missing are more than a dozen children under 12 years of age, though several have yet to be formally identified, the agency said.

 


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