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34 dead, scores missing in Indonesia floods

No fewer than 34 persons have been confirmed dead while scores of others were missing following floods on Sumatra island in western Indonesia.

The spokesperson for the West Sumatra disaster mitigation agency, Ilham Wahab confirmed the unfortunate incident on Sunday.

“Our data shows that 34 people died: 16 in Agam and 18 in Tanah Datar. At least 18 others are injured. We are also still searching for 16 other people,” he said.

According to Aljazeera, the disaster hit Agam and Tanah Datar districts in the West Sumatra province at about 10:30 pm (15:30 GMT) on Saturday after a heavy downpour

The report states that the rain triggered a flash flood and a cold lava flow from Mount Marapi, leading to the death of 34 persons.

Search is still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.

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