Published: 16:40, June 23, 2024
1 killed, 2 missing in flood in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi
By Reuters
Children rescue a chicken amid flooding due to heavy rain in Jakarta on May 25, 2024. (PHOTO / AFP)

JAKARTA - One person was killed and two others missing following flood in Parigi Moutong regency, Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia, the national disaster management agency said on Sunday.

"High-intensity rain fell in the upper Toribulu river area at 4:38 am local time on Sunday, resulting in water laden with mud inundating nearby settlements," said agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.

The flood struck a bridge, cutting off a village and impacting 120 families. Additionally, the flood also damaged houses, prompting a number of villagers to seek refuge at the village office.

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Rescue operations were ongoing for those affected and efforts to locate the two missing individuals continued.

The meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency has issued a warning that heavy rainfall was expected to persist until at least Monday.