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Flash floods, landslide kill at least 23 in Java

Overnight flash flooding and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Indonesia's East Java have killed at least 23 people.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2006 12:36 IST

Overnight flash flooding and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Indonesia's densely-populated East Java have killed at least 23 people, the state Antara news agency said on Thursday.

"Until noon we have registered 23 dead victims, with most killed in Bendungan subdistrict," the head of Trenggalek district, Soeharto, was quoted as saying.

In hilly Bendungan, 13 people were killed in a landslide that hit three hamlets there after two days of heavy rain, he said according to the report.