23 killed by floods on Indonesia's Java Island

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.