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World Flash floods kill at least 30 in Indonesia

15:53  16 july  2020
15:53  16 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

China landslides leave at least 14 dead or missing

  China landslides leave at least 14 dead or missing Heavy rains and landslides in China have left at least 14 people dead or missing over the past day, burying houses and causing scenic areas to temporarily shut. Some scenic areas have been forced to shut temporarily for safety reasons, with Mount Sanqing closing to visitors due to recent downpours and risk of landslides and other disasters in the area. Besides affecting tourism, students across China sitting for the gruelling college entrance examinations this week also struggled to reach test venues on time as floodwaters covered the streets in some areas.

Torrential rain has caused flash floods to inundate large parts of Indonesia ’s capital and nearby towns, killing at least 30 people and forcing thousands more to evacuate. Deaths were caused by hypothermia, drowning and landslides, while four died after being electrocuted by power lines, the

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 16 people and displaced hundreds in a district on the Indonesian island of Indonesia frequently suffers from floods and landslides particularly during the rainy season, though the situation is often made worse by the cutting

(Reuters) - Flash floods and landslides killed at least 30 people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and left hundreds displaced, authorities said on Thursday.

Fifteen people remain missing, Indonesia search rescue agency spokesman Yusuf Latif said in a statement.

The flash floods struck the North Luwu district of South Sulawesi province after heavy rain on Monday caused three nearby rivers to burst. More than 4,000 residents were affected.

Dramatic TV footage showed dozens of houses partially submerged by thick mud up to their roofs.

Indonesia frequently suffers from floods and landslides, particularly during the rainy season, though the situation is often made worse by the cutting down of forests.

(Reporting by Fanny Potkin; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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