Sunday 19 June 2016

24 dead and 26 missing as torrential rains damage thousands of homes in Indonesia

Flash floods and landslides have killed 24 people in Central Java, forcing residents to evacuate to safer areas as torrential rains damaged thousands of homes, officials said on Sunday (19/06).
Rescue teams are still searching for 26 others who remain missing after the region, among the most densely populated parts of the country, saw heavy rainfall overnight.
"Heavy rain has caused floods and landslides in 16 districts in Central Java," National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said in a statement.
He added that rescue teams from the military, police, nongovernmental organizations and volunteers are dealing with the emergency, while the search continues for those still missing.

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