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At least 28 dead, several missing in Indonesia flash floods, cold lava flow

At least 28 people, including several children, have been killed and many others are missing after flash floods and cold lava flow from a volcano hit western Indonesia, according to rescue officials. Basarnas search and rescue agency said in a statement on Sunday the disaster hit Agam and Tanah Datar districts in the West Sumatra province at about 10:30pm (15:30 GMT) on Saturday after hours of heavy rain, triggering a flash flood and a cold lava flow from Mount Marapi. Cold lava, also known as lahar, is volcanic material like ash, sand and pebbles carried down a volcano’s slopes by rain. Abdul Malik, head of the provincial rescue agency, told Reuters 28 people were killed, including a three-year-old and an eight-year-old. Four other people are still being searched in Agam district, he said. “Today, we will continue the search in the two districts.” Photos and videos posted on social media showed large rocks and thick mud covering the streets of West Sumatra. The disaster comes just two months after another deadly flooding hit the same island. Aljazeera

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