Kathmandu : At least 36 people have been killed and 66 others are missing after flash floods triggered by heavy rains on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials say.
According to the police, search and rescue operation is underway for the flood victims due to incessant rains since last Monday, which have inundated the settlements and left 36 people dead and 66 missing.
The floods have completely damaged the homes of at least 14,00 families in the Luhu area of the country. They have been managed by setting up tents and temporary tents, government officials said.
“There is little hope of finding anyone missing, but the search is on,” Andy Mukti, coordinator of the Aluva rescue group, told AFP.
The floodwaters have washed away thousands of homes and government and non-government buildings. Some have been spending the night in mud and water, while others have been evacuated.
At least 70 people were killed in flash floods on the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, in January. Hundreds of people die every year due to floods in Indonesia.