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Landslides, floods kill 17 in Manado

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 19 2013   /  10:37 am

Hardship: Residents whose houses were badly damaged by flooding on Sunday wash their cooking utensils in the river running through their neighborhood in Manado, North Sulawesi, on Monday. Floods and landslides affecting much of Manado claimed at least 15 lives, officials said. Antara/Fiqman Sunandar It was a horrific sight for many people in the hilly areas of Manado, North Sulawesi, as residents and rescuers recovered muddy corpses from the floods and landslides that were brought on by heavy rains that hit the area since Saturday. Flooding also submerged thousands of houses, sending thousands of residents fleeing for safer ground.

The North Sulawesi Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported that as of Monday morning, the death toll stood at 17. “As of Monday at 8 a.m. local time, 17 people have died. Eight were from Manado, six were from Minahasa, while the remaining...