Floods and landslides in the West of Indonesia, killed more than 20 people, including 11 schoolchildren, and another 15 remain missing, dozens injured. Reportedly, the disaster struck the West Sumatra province and North Sumatra on the island. Heavy rains lasted from Thursday, leading to the destruction of about 50 houses.
“Flooding caused by heavy rains in the mountains. When it began this afternoon at the Islamic school was a lesson. According to reports in the class were 29 children,” says the local chief of police.
According to the representative of the National Directorate on liquidation of consequences of natural disasters, dozens of people were “buried under mud,” the search for the missing continues the death toll could rise. The access to affected areas was hampered due to poor road conditions.