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Death toll in Indonesia and Timor-Leste from catastrophic floods rises to 157 | World news


At least 157 people have been killed in Indonesia and neighbouring Timor-Leste with dozens more still missing after a tropical cyclone battered the south-east Asian nations, leaving thousands homeless, authorities said on Tuesday.

Indonesia’s disaster management agency said it had recorded 130 deaths in a cluster of remote islands near Timor-Leste, where another 27 have been officially listed as dead.

Rescuers in Indonesia were racing to find more than 70 people still missing and using diggers to clear mountains of debris left in the wake of tropical cyclone Seroja, which hit the islands on Sunday.

Rescue efforts have been hampered by power…



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