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Floods and landslides in Indonesia: Death toll climbs to 21, several missing

At least 21 people have been killed and 31 others reported missing due to the flash floods and landslides in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on Wednesday, according to an official.

The search and rescue efforts were intensified in the flash flood-stricken district of Luwu Utara on Wednesday, involving 539 rescuers, the officials added.

“Today five bodies were retrieved by the rescuers, bringing the total number of casualties to 21”, it said.

Meanwhile, 10 people are still under medical treatment in a hospital, he said.

The search and rescue mission will resume on Thursday morning to focus on Masamba city and Radda village, as they were hit the hardest by the calamity, the official said. (Web Desk)

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