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Indonesian rescuers search for survivors after flash floods

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Indonesian rescuers continued the search for survivors on Thursday (September 22) after at least 23 people were killed in a flash flood that damaged hundreds of homes.

Authorities said they are looking for 18 missing people.

The floods hit the Garut area on Tuesday (September 20) after torrential rain caused the main river there to overflow.

Authorities said search and rescue operations will go on.

A military hospital treated victims of the floods after the local hospital was inundated.

The floods damaged hundreds of houses and forced many to evacuate.

“I only hope for the government assistance now as my house collapsed and all my things are gone,” said resident Dalih as his two sons played nearby.

Flash floods and landslides are common in Indonesia, often caused by heavy rain at this time of year.