Jakarta - SPA
Indonesia death toll from floods, landslides climbs to 68
At least 68 people have been killed and nearly 7,000 forced to take
refuge in emergency shelters after floods, landslides and a tornado
battered the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the past week, authorities
said on Sunday, according to Reuters.
Rescue teams were still looking for seven missing people, while 47
had been injured during the devastation that saw heavy rains cause a dam
to overflow, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's
disaster mitigation agency.
More than 5,000 homes had been submerged with scores of bridges,
schools and places of worship damaged, as well as thousands of acres of
rice paddies destroyed, he said in a statement.