Saturday, June 18, 2016

Floods in western Indonesia leave 1 dead, 3 missing

Floods have left one person dead and three missing in western Indonesia, with about 500 others evacuated, an official at the local disaster agency said on Friday.
Heavy downpours have also triggered landslides in several parts of the West Sumatra Province, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster agency, told Xinhua via phone.
"Business activities have been totally paralyzed for about eight hours in Padang city (the capital of the province)," he said.
Flood-affected residents took shelters on higher ground, Zulfiatno, head of the provincial disaster agency told Xinhua.
However, there has been no reports of damaged houses or buildings, he added.
The local authorities have put a flood emergency status in place, said Sutopo.

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