JAKARTA, March 30 (RIA Novosti) - The death toll from Friday's dam flooding on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital has risen to 99, and another 151 people are missing, local media reported.
The 10-meter-high dam, built in 1933, burst in the suburb of Cireundeu to the southwest of Jakarta at 2:00 a.m. More than 400 houses were submerged and hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes.
"The bodies of 99 people have been found. We have focused our efforts on searching for another 151 people who are missing," Indonesian news website detik.com quoted the coordinator of the local rescue team as saying.
The cause of the tragedy is being investigated. It was earlier believed that the dam collapsed due to torrential rains, but meteorologists have denied the reports. Other media believe the collapse occurred due to lack of maintenance.