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Monday, 14 January, 2002, 06:24 GMT
Floods hit Indonesia
Reports from Indonesia say severe flooding caused serious damage and disruption to the country's second largest city of Medan, on the island of Sumatra.

Rescue officials were quoted as saying thousands of homes were flooded and the airport was closed when three rivers burst their banks after hours of seasonal rain.

Thousands of people fled their homes as flood waters rose up to three metres.

The local media said that three people were killed, but the reports could not be independently verified.

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