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Floods, landslides kill three, elephant as thousands flee

  • Oyos Saroso H.N.

    The Jakarta Post

Bandarlampung   /   Tue, October 6 2009   /  01:32 pm

Flooding devastated Tenggamus regency, Lampung, on Monday, leaving two children dead, while another person and elephant were buried alive in a landslide as three other victims remained missing. The floods and landslides followed heavy rains in the last two days across the regency. The two children, five-year-old Suci Wulandari and six-year-old Rina, both residents from Semaka district, were drowned in the overflowing Way Kerap river. Their bodies were recovered late Sunday evening. Another victim was an unidentified 40-year-old woman who was swallowed up by the landslide at Sedayu village in Semaka district. Her body was taken to the Kota Agung public hospital for an autopsy. "We still searching for three remaining victims," Tanggamus Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Deny Pujianto said Monday. Suci's mother Masnah, 33, said she had panicked when floodwaters sudde...