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Floods killed 16 in Indonesia, 23 others missing

No fewer than 16 persons have been killed and 23 others missing in Indonesia floods that also displaced hundreds of Indonesian Island of Sulawesi residents.

The flood was triggered by heavy rains and caused three rivers to overflow.

It began on Monday evening and has affected more than 4,000 residents in North Luwu district, Sulawesi Island.

Indonesia had been suffering from flash floods and landslides especially during the rainy season but was made worse by the cutting down of forest trees.

It would be recalled that in January 66 people were killed in Jarkarta, Indonesia’s capital in the middle of the heavy rains.

“The latest update from National Search and Rescue Agency, 16 people dead and we are looking for 23 people”, Raditya Jati, Spokesman for the National disaster Mitigation Agency said.

He stated further that access to the affected areas had been blocked by mud covering the main road in North Luwu district.

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