Flash Floods And Landslides In Indonesia And East Timor Kill 70

At least 71 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor.

Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes.

The affected area stretched from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor.

More than 40 people are still missing in Indonesia, and officials warn the death toll could rise further.

At least 21 people have also died in East Timor, also known as Timor Leste.

Many of the victims are believed to be from the country’s capital Dili.

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has offered his condolences and urged people to follow the advice from officials during extreme weather periods.

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