Two people have been killed and 2 280 directly affected after flash floods hit West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster agency, dramatic flash floods in East Lombok Regency of West Nusa Tenggara province hit residential areas and agricultural land, affecting 15 villages.
The floods killed 2 people, damaged 367 homes, 14 bridges, and one mosque.
"One of the casualties was hit by a damaged building and another was swept away by flood waters," Sutopo said Sunday. "The rising water level affects 2 280 people but does not trigger any evacuation."
Evakuasi korban banjir bandang yang dramatis di Kabupaten Lombok Timur NTB. 15 desa di 4 kecamatan di Lombok Timur diterjang banjir bandang. 2 tewas dan ratusan rumah rusak. pic.twitter.com/iNzyhdWwpY— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_BNPB) November 19, 2017
Banjir bandang terjang Lombok Timur NTB pada malam hari. 2 tewas, 367 rumah rusak, 14 jembatan rusak dan 2.280 jiwa terdampak langsung. Masa tanggap darurat hingga 24/11/2017. pic.twitter.com/aLfLAzu7fz— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_BNPB) November 19, 2017
Featured image: Flash floods in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia on November 19, 2017. Credit: Sutopo Purwo Nugroho / BNPB
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