Six killed, thousands displaced in South Sulawesi floods

Six people died and 10 went missing in a flood that hit Makassar City and six other districts in South Sulawesi on Tuesday. The previous day, dozens of houses and several bridges were destroyed hours after torrential rainfall hit. The six people were from Gowa district, which was inundated because of rising water levels in the Jenebarang River. Gowa Regent Adnan Purichta Ichsan said some of the victims died because of electric shock while others were buried by landslides. “We are continuing to evacuate and assist residents affected by the flood,” he said as quoted by Antara.…

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