Mon, 15 Dec 2003

Flash floods hit Donggala

PALU, Central Sulawesi: Floods hit a number of villages in Palolo subdistrict, Donggala district, Central Sulawesi, sweeping away 15 houses and downing seven bridges.

A resident, identified as Sapri, 28, from Berdikari village, was reported missing, sources said on Sunday.

Local government officials and humanitarian workers are helping residents and providing them with essentials.

The floods came after incessant rain in the regency's rice bowl areas since Friday. -- Antara