Three killed, one missing in Balikpapan flood
The Jakarta Post , Balikpapan | Sat, 07/05/2008 9:29 PM | Headlines
Three people were killed, one was still missing and thousands of homes were inundated as flood hit Balikpapan, East Kalimantan following heavy rain on Saturday.Rais, a Batakan resident, said three Batakan dwellers, who went missing because of the flood, had been found dead. One more people remained missing.
At least five subdistricts in Balikpapan – Batu Ampar, Damai, Gunung Samarinda, Sumber Rejo and Gunung Sari – were badly affected by the flood.
“I must look for new a route to return home as my normal route is flooded,” Siti, who lives in Sepinggan, said. (Nurni/***)