JAKARTA - At least 11 persons were killed and three others missing in floods that have swept through several areas of Nias regency in North Sumatra province, Indonesia, last week. The Jakarta Post Saturday reported that the flooding triggered by day-long heavy rain on Tuesday. The flooding also swept away ordamaged at least 43 houses and forced more than 156 families to flee their villages in two subdistricts, Amandraya and Gomo. The disaster also destroyed a number of public facilities, suchas bridges and school buildings. Inundated houses were found along riverbanks in at least nine villages. This was the second major outbreak of flooding to hit Nias in less than a year after another disaster left at least 105 people dead and dozens of others missing on July 31 last year.