Killer floods in In­done­sia

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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.

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