Indonesia: Floods, landslides kill 35 in Central Java

At least 35 people are dead after heavy rains and landslides hit several towns in Central Java, Indonesia.

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  • At least 25 people remain missing
  • Landslides and floodwater bury dozens of homes

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)At least 35 people have died after heavy rains and floods triggered landslides in the Indonesian province of Central Java.

The landslides buried dozens of homes, and floodwaters inundated thousands of houses, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the Indonesian Disaster Management Agency.
Of the 35 killed, 31 died in landslides and four died in the flooding. An additional 25 people remain missing, the disaster management agency said.
    Indonesian villagers prepare for the funeral of a landslide victim in Banjarnegara on Sunday.