Flash floods in Indonesia and Timor-Leste leave scores dead and hundreds displaced

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    Dozens of people have been killed in eastern Indonesia and neighbouring Timor-Leste after torrential rain  caused landslides and flash flooding. In the East Adonara District of Indonesia homes and roads have been washed away. In Timor-Leste, a dramatic video shows a building being swept into a torrent of water. The death toll is expected to rise.

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