Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers have so far found at least six people killed in flash floods that hit and inundated houses with mud and debris in the city of Batu, East Java province, on Thursday.
At least 140 locals have been evacuated following the disaster, Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency has said in a statement.
A rescue operation is underway as three people are reportedly missing, the agency said.
Indonesia is having the rainy season starting in September this year and the rainfall would peak between January and February next year.
During heavy rains, floods and landslides frequently occur in the country.