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Flash floods: Scores dead and thousands displaced in Indonesia and East Timor

Telegraph, 05 Apr 2021
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More than 50 people have been killed during flash floods caused by torrential rains in eastern Indonesia.

Video footage showed a boarding home for students in Dili being washed away into the Comoro River in East Timor.

In Namaila, police and soldiers used rope to help people cross fast flowing waters higher than knee-deep.

Some villagers used tractors to move through the floods.

Relief efforts were hampered by power cuts, blocked roads covered in thick mud and debris.

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