Updated Apr 5, 2021 - World

Indonesia landslides and flash floods kill more than 70 people

An elderly villager and her grandson stand in floodwaters in front of their damaged home in the village of Haitimuk in East Flores on April 4
A villager and her grandson stand in floodwaters in front of their damaged home in the village of Haitimuk in East Flores, Indonesia, on Sunday. Photo: Joy Christian/AFP via Getty Images

At least 76 people have been killed and thousands displaced after flash flooding and landslides struck Indonesia and the tiny nation of Timor-Leste Sunday following heavy rains overnight, per Reuters.

The big picture: Dams overflowed, inundating thousands of homes from Indonesia's Flores Island to Timor-Leste, AFP notes. Officials said Monday the disaster killed 55 people in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province and 21 in Timor-Leste. Dozens were missing.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the death toll increase.

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