· ·

Fatal flooding and landslides hit Indonesia

fatal-flooding-and-landslides-hit-indonesia

Heavy rainfalls, continuously lashing parts of Indonesia since February 5, 2016 has now triggered flooding and landslides across the affected areas. 9 people have been reported dead so far, and 4 missing while 4 000 people have been evacuated from their homes.

Torrential downpours caused a landslide in the Penungkulan village in Gebang, Purworejo Regency in Central Java Province on February 5, 2016.

Three houses were buried by the landslide, 5 victims were reported dead, and two people are still missing. 250 search and rescue workers are actively searching for the missing, Indonesia's National Disaster Management Authority (BNPD) stated.

Rowobayen, Kutoarjo and Pucangagung villages in Purworejo Regency also reported flooding. 75 people were evacuated as flooding waters rose up to 1 m (3.3 feet) across the affected areas.

Fatal flooding and landslides have also been reported in the West Sumatra province. 4 people died in landslide related incidents in Solok district and two others went missing.

Extreme weather conditions have inflicted damage upon a few roads and a bridge in Rokan Hulu Regency. Flooding was also reported in Bungo Regency in Jambi Province.

Featured image: Jakarta flooded (stock photo). Image credit: VOA / Indonesia (CC)

If you value what we do here, open your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.

Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.

All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.

You can choose the level of your support.

Stay kind, vigilant and ready!

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.