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Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Floods and landslides swept through Sidoarjo district, East Java, early Thursday, leaving 16 people dead and three others injured, a Health Ministry official.
Seven of the 16 bodies had been evacuated until 03.25 p.m. on Thursday, dr Rustam S Pakaya, head of the ministry`s crisis control center, said in a statement.
Rescue workers are searching for other victims buried in the mud.
He said the floods and landslides which occurred at 02.00 a.m. affected three villages in Tirtomoyo sub district.(*)
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