Another round of heavy rain is affecting Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing dangerous flash floods and landslides across parts of the country.
A landslide struck Daun Paris Raja Berneh hot springs resort in Daulu village of Karo District, North Sumatra, on December 2, killing seven university students and leaving seven others seriously injured. The incident happened when part of a cliff in the area collapsed at about 06:00 LT following heavy downpour in the region the night before.
"They did not have time to escape when the debris fell on the place where they were staying," Karo Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Martin Sitepu told The Jakarta Post..
One of the witnesses said the students were sleeping in a cottage in the resort when the landslide hit. They were there for a gathering involving senior and junior students of the university. It was their first night at the resort.
Two children (aged 2 and 11) were swept away by a flash flood in South Angkola district, South Tapanuli regency on November 29.
At least 4 people were killed and 5 seriously injured after a landslide hit Krahjab village in Purwakarta Regency, West Java on November 27.
Heavy rain and dangerous flash floods continued into December 3.
Floods were reported in several places of West Jakarta and East Jakarta.
Genangan terjadi di beberapa tempat di Jakarta Barat dan Jakarta Timur pascahujan deras. Petugas segera turun lapangan. Kemacetan meningkat akibat genangan. Masyarakat dihimbau untuk meningkatkan kewaspadaan menghadapi potensi banjir. Hujan makin meningkat. @aniesbaswedan pic.twitter.com/7WlebwV5Rn— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) December 3, 2018
A tent in front of the Semarang Town Hall collapsed today due to heavy rain accompanied by strong winds. Roads in parts of the city turned into raging rivers.
Derasnya hujan menyebabkan jarak pandang pendek di depan Balai Kota Semarang pada 3/12/2018 siang. Tenda roboh. BPBD dan aparat masih melakukan penanganan dan pendataan dampak bencana. @ganjarpranowo pic.twitter.com/wfs79fE58S— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) December 3, 2018
Hujan deras melanda Kota Semarang menyebabkan banjir pada 3/12/2018 siang. Jalan berubah menjadi genangan dan di beberapa tempat air mengalir dengan deras. BPBD dan aparat lain masih melakukan penanganan dan pendataan. Masyarakat dihimbau waspada banjir-longsor. @ganjarpranowo pic.twitter.com/sZjioPBCzF— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) December 3, 2018
Hujan deras dan angin kencang landa depan Paragon mall Kota Semarang pada 3/12/3018 siang. Saat hujan seperti ini masyarakat dihimbau untuk berada di tempat yang aman. Jauhi pohon dan baliho yang mudah roboh. Hindari di tempat terbuka. @ganjarpranowo pic.twitter.com/IsKu4uytaC— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) December 3, 2018
Authorities there are urging residents to increase vigilance, avoid going out and stay away from trees and billboards.
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