34 people died in floods and landslides in Indonesia

Last Updated on May 13, 2024 6:20 am

At least 34 people have died in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in Indonesia’s western Sumatra province. Besides, 16 more people are still missing.

On Sunday (May 12), West Sumatra Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Ilham Wahab said this information.

Two districts in West Sumatra province have been heavily damaged, officials said.

Ilham Wahab said, ‘According to the information we have so far, 34 people have died. Among them 16 residents of Agam and 18 residents of Tanah Datar.

Another 18 people were injured in the floods and landslides. Besides, he said that the search operation for 16 missing people is going on.

Indonesia’s national disaster management agency BNPB said in a statement that heavy mudslides have occurred in the Tanah Datar region since Saturday night. Five subdivisions have been affected.

BNPB said 84 housing units and 16 bridges were damaged in the floods. Heavy equipment has been deployed to clear roads to reach disaster-hit areas quickly.

Source: AFP, South China Morning Post

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