Indonesia : Indonesian flash floods kill 11 school children of an Islamic school in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra on Friday, with rescuers searching for one missing student, authorities said.
The floods hit the area of Mandailing Natal in North Sumatra on Friday after torrential rain, destroying over 20 houses.
Indonesian flash floods hits Mandailing Natal
“The head of the district is checking with local families for missing people….because 12 houses were swept away by the floods and nine houses were heavily damaged, said Mandailing Natal Police Chief Irsan Sinuhaji.
Rescuers looking for flash flood victims
The Police Chief said, there were a total of 29 students studying in the Islamic school in the village of Muara Saladi when the floods brutally hit the school at 4.15 pm local time on Friday. The Mandailing Natal Police chief confirmed all were accounted for apart from the confirmed 11 dead and one missing.
Photos of the disaster carried in local media depicted rescuers digging through mud and rubble in a collapsed building.
Indonesian flash floods raising troubles for rescue teams
Indonesia is a vast tropical archipelago prone to natural disasters and heavy downpours. Rescue teams and agencies are facing extreme hindrance in their rescue operations. Due to frequent landslides, rescue teams are facing problems in trying to recover bodies most probably buried under rubles.