22 killed after land­slides on In­done­sia isle

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

FLASH floods and land­slides trig­gered by tor­ren­tial rain have killed at least 22 peo­ple on the In­done­sian is­land of Su­ma­tra.

The ma­jor­ity of those were chil­dren at a school, of­fi­cials have said.

The nat­u­ral disas­ter struck the Mandail­ing Natal district in North Su­ma­tra prov­ince and smashed an Is­lamic school in Muara Sal­adi vil­lage.

It’s be­lieved 21 chil­dren were swept away dur­ing the in­ci­dent on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Res­cuers are still search­ing for 10 chil­dren, ac­cord­ing to The Na­tional Disas­ter Mit­i­ga­tion Agency’s spokesman, Su­topo Purwo Nu­groho.

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