17 die in Indonesia floods

Jakarta, May 16 (IANS) At least 17 people died in flash floods in Indonesia’s western island of Sumatra, the media reported on Monday.

Rescue teams on Monday were searching for 20 missing students, who were swept away by the floods on Sunday, Efe news reported.

The police said rescue teams located four students shortly after the incident.

Every year dozens of people die in Indonesia in floods and mudslides during the rainy season between November and March.

–IANS

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