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Flash floods kill 3 in western Indonesia

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Jati Endah
Asia   Torrential rains caused a dam to burst

Three people were killed and three others injured as flash floods struck West Java province in western Indonesia on Saturday night, disaster agency official said Sunday.

Torrential rains caused a dam to burst and the water swiftly submerged Jati Endah village in Bandung district at 10:00 p.m. local time Saturday, destroying 12 houses, spokesman of national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

The disaster management agency will undertake a further risk assessment by combing all the affected areas, he told Xinhua in a text message.

The provincial meteorology and geophysics agency had earlier issued a warning of unfavorable weather condition, saying rains with intensity from moderate to high would occur along with thunders, according to him.

Indonesia has been frequently stricken by flash floods and landslide during heavy downpours.

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