From: Reuters
Published December 27, 2007 12:36 AM

Forty missing as floods sweep away Indonesia bridge

JAKARTA (Reuters) - About 40 people are missing after floods triggered by heavy rain swept away a bridge in Indonesia's East Java province, police said on Thursday.

The floods engulfed cars and motorcycles passing the bridge in Madiun district on Wednesday, said a local police officer, who declined to give his name.

Two people were rescued but no bodies have been found, he said. No other details were available.

About 80 people are feared dead in landslides and floods in the neighboring Central Java province.


(Reporting by Adhityani Arga, Writing by Ahmad Pathoni, Editing by Sugita Katyal and Sanjeev Miglani)

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