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42 killed, many missing in Indonesia flash floods

IANS  |  Jakarta 

More than 40 people have died and dozens are missing as floods hit Indonesia's province, a said on Sunday.

Torrential rains triggered the floods at around 6 p.m. in several villages in district on Saturday.

At least 21 people were critically injured, Cory Simbolon, of the told

Over 3,000 people have been forced to flee home and take shelter elsewhere as dozens of houses, buildings, bridges and other infrastructure were damaged, Simbolon said.

Landslides upstream had accumulated soils at the river, hampering water flow. The floods occurred when that soil collapsed, National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.



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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 08:38 IST