At least 10 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides
MANDAILING NATAL (Indonesia): At least 10 people have died and as many are missing after heavy rain unleashed flash floods and landslides in western Indonesia, an official said yesterday.
Heavy downpours since Wednesday triggered flooding and landslides that hit some 24 villages in the district here in North Sumatra province.
Besides the 10 confirmed dead, another 10 are missing at an Islamic boarding school that was buried by the landslides, the head of North Sumatra disaster agency Riadil Lubis said.
“The disaster and search-andrescue agency have gone to the district but have been hampered by landslides in several areas,” Lubis said.
The debris being renoved after flash floods hit the Saladi village in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra yesterday.