Jakarta: Three persons were killed in a flood that struck in Indonesia’s Gorontalo province, an official said on Monday.

Three children were swept away by strong current of a river in Hutuo village on Sunday and their bodies were later found by rescuers, Xinhua news agency quoted an official of the national disaster management agency.

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Four other children who were also swept away have survived, the official said.

Heavy rains triggered the flash flood, the official added.