Over 70 killed in Indonesia and Timor-Leste floods

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    Dozens of people have died in Indonesia and Timor-Leste following flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall. At least 55 have been reported dead in Indonesia. Authorities say the death toll is expected to rise. The disaster has buried and swept away dozens of houses and bridges. Floods have killed at least 21 people in Timor-Leste.

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    Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a transcontinental country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, and New Guinea. Jakarta is the capital.

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