20 killed, Five missing as flash floods, landslides hit central Indonesia

JAKARTA, Apr 4 (NNN-ANTARA) – At least 20 people were killed, nine others injured and five went missing, as flash floods and landslides struck East Nusa Tenggara province, in central parts of Indonesia, earlier today, the National Disaster Management Agency, said.

The natural disaster took place in Flores Timur district, at about 1:00 a.m. local time, said Raditya Jati, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency.

The disaster buried dozens of houses, swept away several other houses and destroyed a bridge, he said.

All the wounded persons are being treated in nearby health clinics, the spokesman said in a statement.

The meteorology and geophysics agency has forecast heavy downpours, strong winds and huge waves within a week.– NNN-ANTARA


Source: NAM News Network