Indonesia: floods kill 94 people

Indonesia: floods kill 94 people
Indonesia: floods kill 94 people

At least 42 other people were reported missing on the central island of Sulawesi, large swathes of which have been battered by incessant rains since Monday, swelling rivers and inundating hundreds of houses, the AP reports.

An Associated Press tally of figures released by Sinjai and four other districts showed that 94 bodies had been recovered in the region, about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) northeast of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.

Seasonal downpours cause dozens of landslides and flash floods each year in Indonesia, where millions of people live in mountainous regions and near fertile flood plains close to rivers, the AP reports.