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Death toll from flash flood in Indonesia increases to 5

(Xinhua)

16:00, December 05, 2011

JAKARTA, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Death toll from a flash flood in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province increased to 5 as of Monday morning, a press statement said here.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of the Center of Data, Information and Public Relation at the National Agency of Disaster Management (BNPB), said in the statement that the flash flood, hitting Bolapapu village of Central Sulawesi province's Sigi regency on Saturday, has claimed 5 lives and one is still missing.

"Meanwhile, 412 people took refuge. Thirty six houses were ruined, 147 were heavily damaged and 46 were lightly damaged. One school and one assembly hall were heavily damaged," said Nugroho.

The Regional Agency of Disaster Management (BDPB) of Central Sulawesi province has coordinated with related parties for emergency response.

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