16 dead, thousands displaced in Indonesian floods

Posted on Jan 16 2014 - 11:23pm by IBC News

Manado (Indonesia) Jan 16  At least 16 people have been killed and 40,000 have fled their homes after torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides on Indonesia’s northern Sulawesi island, officials said today.

Rivers on the island’s northern tip overflowed and burst their banks, sending torrents of water surging through the city of Manado and surrounding areas that swept away poorly-constructed houses and vehicles.

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