Landslides & floods kill 22 in Indonesia
FLASH floods and landslides after torrential rains have killed at least 22 people in Indonesia.
The victims included 11 pupils at an Islamic village school in North Sumatra.
They died after their classroom wall collapsed when a nearby river overflowed, burying them in a torrent of mud and rubble.
Ten classmates were still missing yesterday.
More than 500 homes in North and West Sumatra were flooded or damaged. Some were completely swept away by the floods, which also destroyed three suspension bridges.
Rescuers said efforts are difficult as affected villages are in the mountains.