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Indonesia flash floods and landslides kill at least 21 and destroy hundreds of homes

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More than 500 homes in North and West Sumatra have been flooded or damaged, or even swept away as flash floods hit following torrential rain.

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Indonesia flash floods and landslides kill at least 21 and destroy hundreds of homes

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Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in Indonesia have killed at least 21 people, authorities said on Saturday (October 13).

Eleven schoolchildren were among those who died and 15 people were missing.

More than 500 homes in the provinces of North and West Sumatra have been flooded or damaged.

Some were swept away by the floods, which also destroyed three suspension bridges.

Evacuation is underway, but an official said access is difficult as the affected villages are in the mountains.



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