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At least 25 people die and 69 are missing from floods in central Indonesia

At least 25 people have died and 69 others have not been reported following the recent flooding in the north Luwu region of South Sulawesi province in central Indonesian archipelago after the severe flooding on Monday the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

In a statement, the BNPB said that the floods in the northern Luwu regency left a layer of up to four meters of mud in some areas, killing at least 25 people, seriously injuring 19 others and missing 69 people.

In places like Masamba, the floods left a layer between one and two meters of mud, while in the city of Rada in the Baebunta district, in Malimbu and in Salama, the layer of mud reached between three and four meters.

At least 25 people die and 69 are missing from floods in central Indonesia
At least 25 people die and 69 are missing from floods in central Indonesia

The floods particularly affected the Masamba, Sabbang, Sabbang Sur, Baebunta, Baebunta Sur, Malangke and Malangke Occidental districts in the province of South Sulawesi. The greatest impact was recorded in the city of Radda, where 1,500 residents were rescued and evacuated.

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