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Indonesia flash floods kill 44, toll expected to rise

Landslides and floods caused by torrential rains in the eastern part of Indonesia have caused heavy destruction. Due to which at least 44 people have died and dozens of people have been injured. Rescuers say that the death toll may increase.

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Asia: Landslides and floods caused by torrential rains in the eastern part of Indonesia have caused heavy destruction. Due to which at least 44 people have died and dozens of people have been injured. Rescuers say that the death toll may increase.

Thousands of people have also become homeless due to this natural disaster. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati has said, ’44 people have died and 9 people have been injured.

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Raditya Jati said that many people are still buried in the soil. Nearly 50 houses in the village of Lamenele in Flores Island in eastern Nusa Tengra province were hit by a large amount of soil from the surrounding hills after midnight (Indonesia Flash Floods). The bodies of three other people who were washed away in floodwaters have been found in Oyang Bayang village (Indonesia Floods Death). Jaati said that four people were injured, and two others went missing after flooding in another village named Vaiburak after heavy rain in the night.

A large amount of water infused.

The flood waters have penetrated a large part of the East Flores district, leaving hundreds of homes submerged in water and some homes have been washed away (Heavy Rains in Indonesia). He said that hundreds of people are engaged in rescue operations (Indonesia Flash Floods Today), but due to power outages, roads blocked, remote areas are facing difficulty in providing help and relief (Indonesia Flash Floods and Landslides).

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Roads filled with debris

Pictures released by the agency show that rescuers, police and military personnel are taking people towards the shelter sites while debris is lying on the streets (Indonesia Disaster). Jati said that reports of severe floods have also been received in the insurance city of the neighbouring province of West Nusa Tengra (Indonesia Floods Death Toll), due to which about 10,000 people had to leave their homes. The weather is expected to remain similarly bad in the coming week. 

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