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2/23/2008

Indonesia Floods Kill 11 People,Displace Thousands

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Indonesia

Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in Indonesia's Java and Nusa Tenggara Timur islands have killed 11 people and displaced thousands over the past two weeks, a health ministry official said on Friday.

Rustam Pakaya, head of the ministry's crisis centre, said more than 3,500 people have been displaced in Central Java where some cities have been inundated by filthy water up to two metres high for nearly two weeks.

Nine people have been killed in Central Java and two in the Nusa Tenggara Timur chain of islands, which lie east of Java island.

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