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Jakarta Post

Flood kills one, washes out bridge

  • Alit Kertaraharja


Buleleng   /   Mon, January 3 2011   /  11:15 am

One person was declared dead and another missing after a powerful flood swept Titab village in Buleleng regency on Friday night, destroying a bridge connecting the village with neighboring areas.Torrential rain in Buleleng since Friday morning caused the Tukad Sabe River to overflow and flood its banks at around 8:30 p.m.The river carried mud, toppled trees and destroyed the 30-meter-long Titab bridge connecting the village with Busungbiu in Pupuan district.Kadek Udi and his father-in-law Ketut Sepiran from Bale Dane were swept away by floodwaters as they rode their motorcycle across the broken bridge.Villagers only began a search for the two at 5 a.m. the next day, finding the motorcycle around one kilometer from the bridge.Three and a half hours later, they found the body of Kadek Udi in some bushes four kilometers from the village, but failed to find Ketut Sepiran.Villagers began to f...