Land­slides & floods kill 22 in In­done­sia

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN -

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.

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