Monday, October 31, 2016

3 killed as floods hit central Indonesia

Floods striking Gorontalo province of central Indonesia has left three people dead, disaster agency official said on Monday.

Three children were swept away by strong current of a river in Hutuo village of Limboto sub-district on Sunday and their bodies were later found by rescuers, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster management agency told Xinhua via phone on Monday.

  • Four other kids who were also swept away by the current survived, he said. 

Heavy downpour triggered waters of the river to overflow its banks and caused floods in the village, Sutopo added.

Heavy rain often causes floods and landslides in Indonesia, where millions of people live in mountainous areas or close to flood plains.

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