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Confirmed death toll in Langkat flood at 113, 147 people still missing JAKARTA - The confirmed death toll from a flash flood blamed on illegal logging in the North Sumatra resort area of Langkat stands at 113 as the search continues for 147 people still missing and feared dead, an official said Friday. "As of today 113 bodies have been recovered but we keep receiving reports of missing people and as of now, 147 are still missing," said Johnny Sitorus of the search and rescue office in the provincial capital Medan.
Hopes of finding the missing alive are slim but the search will continue, Sitorus said. Rescuers in recent days have given different figures for the number reported missing and caution that the figure could include some people who were out of town when the flood struck Sunday night. But at least 200 people are feared dead after the flood swept through the resort town of Bahorok in Langkat district.
The level of the Bahorok river had subsided Friday but a massive pile of logs and mud in the area are hampering the search, Sitorus said.



Posted in Weather @ 07 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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