Indonesia death toll from floods, landslides climbs to 68

The number of people killed after days of torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslides on Indonesia's Sulawesi island has climbed to 68.

It has also forced nearly 7,000 people to take refuge in emergency shelters, with many unable to return to their homes as officials work towards clearing the thick layer of mud that had enveloped the properties. 

More than 5,000 homes had been submerged with scores of bridges, schools and paddy fields damaged, officials said, adding that there's still an urgent need for food, blankets and medical services.

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