Flash floods kill 10 in central Indonesia, at least 14 others swept away and missingBy AP
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Flash floods kill 10 in Indonesia; 14 missing
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Flash floods in central Indonesia have killed 10 people and left 14 others missing.
Local media reports say the flooding occurred Saturday morning on the swollen banks of the Kinarum River, a popular tourist spot on Borneo island.
Many of the victims were children swimming as part of celebrations marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.
MetroTV said 10 bodies had been pulled from the water. The news portal Detik.com said a search was under way for 14 missing people.
Landslides and flooding triggered by torrential downpours kill dozens of people every year in the vast tropical archipelago of Indonesia, which has more than 17,000 islands.
Officials could not immediately be reached for comment.