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Evacuations underway after floods kill dozens in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

Indonesian and Timor-Leste authorities have been racing to evacuate thousands of people who have been driven from their homes following floods and landslides triggered by Cyclone Seroja. Roads, buildings and bridges have been washed away, complicating search and rescue operations. Indonesia’s disaster management agency said it had recorded 130 deaths in a cluster of remote islands near Timor-Leste, where another 27 have been officially listed as dead. Evacuee Adrianus Nahak said: ‘Compared to the possessions, our lives are more important.’.

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