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Ten dead in Indonesia floods

At least fifteen others are missing in flash floods caused by heavy rain in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2006 16:18 IST

Ten people were killed and 15 others missing after flash floods caused by heavy rain ripped through several districts in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, police and reports said on Tuesday.

Seven people were found dead after floods submerged Sinjai district following two days of heavy torrential rain, said a local policeman.

"So far seven people have died in Sinjai and we are still looking for 15 others who are missing," the officer said. He said most of the dead were children swept away along a river.

The state Antara news agency said floods have hit seven other districts in the province, killing three people. It said at least six houses in Sinjai were swept away.

Flash floods and landslides in Indonesia are not unusual, although monsoon rains typically hit a peak in January.