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The death toll due to flash floods in Indonesia rises to 15

At least 15 people were killed due to flash floods that struck the province of South Sulawesi in Indonesia, according to television station Channel News Asia, citing local authorities.

Previously, the Agency Xinhua citing rescuers were informed about the five dead and 38 missing.

It is noted that due to flash floods hundreds of homes were flooded with mud. According to the head of the search and rescue Department of the district of North luwu Mussina Muslima (Muslim Muchsin), about 2 thousand inhabitants forced to take refuge in temporary shelters.

According to the head of the district of Indriani Putri Indah (Indah Putri Indriani), as of Tuesday victims of the flash floods were 15 people. She noted that only one of the districts of 56 people unaccounted for.

"However, this number may be higher because some settlements can't be reached", - quotes its statement to the TV channel.