34 dead, 16 missing in Indonesia floods

A damaged road is seen after flash floods and cold lava flow from a volcano in Tanah Datar, West Sumatra, on May 12, 2024. (Photograph: REZAN SOLEH / AFP)

At least 34 people have died and 16 more were missing after floods on Sumatra island in western Indonesia, the spokesperson for the West Sumatra disaster mitigation agency said Sunday.

“Until now our data shows that 34 people died: 16 in Agam and 18 in Tanah Datar. At least 18 others are injured. We are also still searching for 16 other people,” Ilham Wahab told AFP, referring to two districts in West Sumatra province.

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