Torrents of water mixed with boulders and debris crashed through a 70m (230ft) gash in the dam, sweeping away buildings in the Cirendeu suburb.
We will design the new structure in a proper way so that it will not cause any further public concern
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
The deluge destroyed hastily erected flimsy wooden houses as well as more solid concrete buildings.
Local police chief Ngisa Asngari told the Associated Press on Saturday that hundreds of soldiers, police and volunteers were continuing to dig through piles of mud and debris, searching for survivors or bodies.
The BBC's Katherine Demopoulos in Jakarta says funerals for many of the dead have already been held.
In Islamic practice the dead are supposed to be buried by sunset on the day they died.
The Situ Gintung dam, which stood 16m high and held back a lake of two million cubic metres of water, was built out of dirt by Dutch colonialists in 1933.
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