2 killed in Indonesian floods, 3,000 displaced

Jakarta: Two people were killed and around 3,000 people were forced to flee their homes as floods hit Indonesia’s Java province, official told to a news agency on Sunday.

The floods occurred on Saturday as heavy rain caused waters of the Citarum river in Bandung district to overflow and submerge large areas in the district, Xinhua quoted an official of disaster agency as saying.

The flood waters affected over 24,000 people in the district, said the official.

Emergency relief operation was being conducted by soldiers, police, disaster agency officials and volunteers to help flood-affected people, the official said.