Chil­dren die in floods


Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

TOR­REN­TIAL rains have trig­gered flash floods and land­slides on the In­done­sian is­land of Su­ma­tra, killing at least 22 peo­ple - mostly chil­dren at a school, and leav­ing 15 oth­ers miss­ing, of­fi­cials said.

A flash flood with mud and de­bris from land­slides struck Mandail­ing Natal dis­trict in North Su­ma­tra prov­ince and smashed an Is­lamic school in Muara Sal­adi vil­lage, where 21 chil­dren were swept away on Fri­day af­ter­noon, said lo­cal po­lice chief Ir­san Sin­uhaji.

He said res­cuers re­trieved the bod­ies of 11 chil­dren from mud and rub­ble hours later.

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