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20 killed, 5 missing in Indonesia

20 killed, 5 missing  in Indonesia

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Jakarta, Dec 3 : At least 20 people were killed and five others were missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia's East Java province, a government official from the disaster agency said on Saturday. The landslides and floods were triggered by a cyclone from the Indian Ocean which also swept other provinces, Xinhua news agency reported. The number of people who are force to leave their homes increased to 2,050 on Saturday from 1,879 a day earlier as the tural disasters in Pacitan district of East Java province devastated 1,709 houses, spokesman of the tiol disaster magement agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho was quoted as saying. "Search for the victims is going on and evacuation has been carried out, involving personnel from disaster agency and search and rescue offices as well as soldiers, policemen and volunteers," he said. (IANS)

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