At least five people were killed in North Sulawesi, Indonesia after floods and landslides caused by three days of intense rainfall hit the city of Manado.
The Head of National Disaster Mitigation Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said Sunday, December 18, that a joint search and rescue team has found two victims. Another victim was found dead in Singkil after he was carried away by the floods.
3 korban banjir di Kota Manado berhasil ditemukan tim SAR gabungan. Korban meninggal semua karen hanyut. pic.twitter.com/nn3A7iSGpB— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_BNPB) December 17, 2016
2 korban meninggal akibat longsor di Kota Manado berhasil ditemukan (17/12/2016). Kota Manado rawan longsor dan banyak permukiman di bukit. pic.twitter.com/vqmDSfbqnq— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_BNPB) December 17, 2016
Residents of Manado are urged to be vigilant against floods and landslides.
This region is prone to both natural hazards, Sutopo said.
On December 16, The Jakarta Post reported that the main road connecting Gorontalo province and North Sulawesi has been cut off for days after flood waters destroyed the bridge connecting them.
Featured image: Floods in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia - December 2016. Credit: BNPB