Flash floods, cold lava flow leave at least 28 dead, others missing in Indonesia

The Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency said that at least 28 people, including several children, have been killed and many others are missing after flash floods and cold lava flow from a volcano hit the western part of the country.

Local rescue officials told Reuters that 28 people were killed, including a three-year-old and an eight-year-old, the news agency said on its website. The disaster hit Agam and Tanah Datar districts in the West Sumatra province on Saturday, following hours of heavy rain.

Last week, 15 people were killed in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, after landslides and flooding swept away homes and damaged roads. In March, at least 26 people had been found dead after landslides and floods hit West Sumatra.

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