The flood that struck four villages in the Madina district of North Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday has caused at least 30 people still missing and believed dead, said a local official quoted by the Jakarta Globe.
"There is as yet no list of names of the people presumed dead. There is only the local people's report that at least 25 have been swept away in the flood, and the number will likely increase," said Indra Sakti Nasution, head of Muara Batang Gadis subdistrict.
He also said that the flood washed away dozens of houses.
"In addition to sweeping away residents and their houses, the flood has submerged several roads to the disaster area, isolating Sale Baru, Ranto Panjang and Lubuk Kapundung, which can only be reached by air," he added.
The flood struck around 2 a.m. (1900 GMT on Monday) as residents were preparing their predawn meal before Ramadan prayers. Several days of rain had caused several nearby rivers and streams to overflow.