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Indonesia, Sumatra. Cities covered with rocks and mud. Killed, search for missing continues

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At least 34 people have been killed and dozens injured on the Indonesian island of Sumatra as a result of flash floods. The search for the missing persons continues.

On Saturday night, several hours of downpours led to flash floods and mudslides in western Sumatra. Photos and videos posted on social media show rocks and thick mud covering city streets.

The dead, the wounded, they are looking for the missing

At least 34 people were killed and 18 were injured, the AFP news agency reported on Sunday, citing information from the Indonesian emergency services. – The search for 16 people is still ongoing, said service spokesman Ilham Wahab.

The region's authorities sent a team of rescuers with pontoon boats to search for the missing people and transport injured residents to shelters. Special evacuation centers have been set up for this purpose in safe places in Sumatra.

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Cities were covered with large amounts of thick mudPAP/EPA/GIVO ALPUTRA

These are another tragic floods

In March, landslides and floods in Sumatra killed at least 26 people. On Sulawesi, another Indonesian island, 15 people died from the same cause last week.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/GIVO ALPUTRA

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