JAKARTA - Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain have killed three people and forced more than 3,000 people to flee their homes in Indonesia's East Java province. Police say the landslides and floods hit the Sumbermanjing Wetan area over the weekend. Two people were killed by landslides and one drowned after being swept away by a swollen river.
A police spokesman says more than 3,000 families from three villages in Sumbermanjing Wetan had to be evacuated to higher ground. He says floods inundated more than 150 houses and dozens of hectares of ricefield and damaged a church and a bridge.