Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Scores dead in Indonesia floods

Indonesia floods, landslides kill more than 100 -
Relief workers say they are 'overwhelmed with the bodies'
-Associated Press
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Heavy rains unleashed floods and landslides on a central Indonesian island, killing at least 112 people, officials said Wednesday. At least 100 more people have been reported missing on Sulawesi island, which has been battered by incessant rains since Monday, swelling rivers and inundating hundreds of houses. “We are overwhelmed with the bodies here,” said Bachtiar, head of a public health center in the worst-hit district of Sinjai. “We need help, especially body bags.” See:Scores dead in Indonesia floods

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