Flash floods in eastern Indonesia kill at least 15

Last Updated: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 22:27

Jakarta (Indonesia): Flash floods in
eastern Indonesia have killed at least 15 people many of them
children.
Mujiharto, who heads the Health Ministry`s crisis
centre, said today`s hours of heavy rains caused rivers on
Timor island to burst their banks.
At least 15 people were killed when several houses
were swept away.

Local media reports said eight of the victims in
yesterday`s flooding were younger than 10.

Deadly flooding and landslides occur frequently in the
vast tropical archipelago of Indonesia.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 22:27

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