Flood hits Solo, 26,720 people flee
December 27, 2007, 7:53 am
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Solo, C Java (ANTARA News) – Flood swept through nine areas in the Central Java town of Solo, forcing 26,720 people to flee their homes to safer ground on Wednesday.

The evacuees are being sheltered at a number of village head offices and other government buildings, spokesman of the Solo municipal administration Djoko Pangarso said.

The flood occurred after Bengawan Solo overflowed following incessant rains.

Five houses were washed away by strong water currents but there was no immediate report of casualties.(*)


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