Indonesia flood death toll rises to 52 with 17 missing

Heavy machinery clear mud and debris from the scene following deadly flash floods and cold lava flow, West Sumatra, Indonesia, May 13, 2024. /CFP

Heavy machinery clear mud and debris from the scene following deadly flash floods and cold lava flow, West Sumatra, Indonesia, May 13, 2024. /CFP

The number of people killed by flash floods and cold lava flow from a volcano in western Indonesia over the weekend has risen to 52 while 17 are still missing, the national disaster mitigation agency BNPB said in a statement on Tuesday.