Death toll in Indonesia floods, landslides on the rise

2014-01-17 21:02
(Binsar Bakkara, AP)

(Binsar Bakkara, AP)

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Jakarta - The death toll from rain-triggered landslides and flash floods on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island has climbed to 17.

More than 1 000 houses were flooded by overflowing rivers in the region, forcing about 10 000 displaced people into temporary shelters.

The government on Friday declared a two-week emergency response to cope with the disaster.

Read more on:    indonesia  |  weather  |  natural disasters  |  floods
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