11 Children Killed In Indonesia


Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have reportedly killed 11 children in a school on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Local police chief Irsan Sinuhaji said a river overflowed in North Sumatra’s Mandailing Natal district and swept away 20 children studying late Friday at an Islamic school.

He said rescuers retrieved the bodies of the 11 children from water and mud and were still searching for the other children.

A video showed relatives crying at a health clinic where the bodies of the children were laid.

Rains cause frequent landslides and flash floods in Indonesia, where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near flood plains.

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