Killer floods in Indonesia
Torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Java, killing at least 19 villagers. National Disaster Management Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said yesterday several people were still missing in West Java’s Garut and Sumedang districts. The worst hit was Garut district, where 16 people were found dead and eight others are still missing after two rivers overflowed on Tuesday night. Nugroho said that about 1,000 villagers were evacuated to army barracks and other temporary shelters.