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Jakarta (VNA) – Heavy floods in Indonesia’s West Java province have killed two people, left three others missing and forced more than 3,000 others to evacuate, local authorities said on March 13.

According to the spokesman for the Indonesia disaster management agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the flooding started March 12 after days of heavy downpours that caused water from the Citarum river in Bandung district to overflow and submerge several areas.

The floods have affected more than 24,000 people in the locality, he added.

Emergency relief activities involving soldiers, police, disaster agency officials and volunteers have been carried out.

Flood and landslides are frequent in Indonesia, affecting millions of people who live near rivers.-VNA