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10 killed in Indonesia

Posted on Feb 18, 05:32AM | IANS

Jakarta, Feb 17 : Landslide and floods in Manado in central Indonesia Sunday killed 10 people, officials said here.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho spokesman of national disaster management and mitigation agency said the disaster had forced about 1,200 people taking shelters, reports Xinhua.

Heavy rains starting after midnight had triggered floods and landslides on Sunday, he said.

Indonesia has been frequently hit by floods and landslide during heavy rains.