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Floods, landslides kill at least 28 in Indonesia

Update: 13-05-2024 | 07:04:54

At least 28 people have been reportedly killed and four others gone missing in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain in West Sumatra province of Indonesia on late May 11.

Flooding after heavy rain in Depok city of West Java province, Indonesia, on May 7, 2024

Abdul Malik, chief of the provincial rescue team, confirmed that 28 people have been killed, and efforts are underway to search for four others who are missing.

The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said in a statement that flooding since May 11 night brought mud to the Tanah Datar regency, affecting five sub-districts.

BNPB said its latest assessment shows 84 housing units and 16 bridges have been affected by the disaster, adding that heavy equipment were deployed to speed up the clearing of road access.

Indonesia is prone to landslides and floods during the rainy season.

In March, at least 26 people were found dead after landslides and floods hit West Sumatra./.


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