Last Updated: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Flash floods on Indonesia’s Java island kill 13 villagers


May 2, 2017: Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of 13  people in Indonesia's main Java Island. 

According to the local Disaster Management Agency, flooding in Magelang district of Central Java damaged around 71 houses, forcing about 50 families to take shelter in mosques and relatives' houses.

About 1,500 rescuers, including soldiers, police and volunteers took part in the search operation.