23 killed by floods on Indonesia's Java Island

April 20, 2006 08:56

Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 23 people Thursday on Indonesia's main island of Java, state news agency Antara reported. Knee-high waters were hampering rescue work in the worst-hit district of Bendungan, in the east of the island. "Up until this afternoon, we have recorded 23 deaths," local district chief Soeharto was quoted as saying.

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