VIDEO: Flash Floods Kill 24 in Indonesia, Thousands of Houses Damaged

Sun Jun 19, 2016 16:49:45

Flash floods and landslides killed 24 people in Indonesia’s Central Java province, officials said on Sunday, and forcing residents to evacuate to safer areas as torrential rains damaged thousands of homes.

Rescue teams searched for 26 others who remained missing after the region, among the most densely populated parts of the country, saw heavy rainfall overnight.

Visiting one of the affected areas, Central Java Governor, Ganjar Pranowo said that people should remain on alert as more heavy rain was forecast for the coming hours.

A spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency said in an online statement that 16 regions had been hit by the floods and landslides.

S/SH 11

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