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Indonesia floods: Death toll rises to 63

IANS  |  Jakarta 

The death toll in the floods that hit Indonesia's province rose to 63 on Sunday even as rescue operations are underway to search for the dozens missing, a said.

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 from their home and take shelter elsewhere as dozens of houses, buildings, bridges and other infrastructure were damaged, he said.

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



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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 12:30 IST