Sunday, April 04, 2021

44 dead, 7 missing in Indonesia flash floods

At least 44 people are dead and seven missing after flash floods and landslides swept an island in southern Indonesia on Sunday morning, with the death toll expected to rise, rescue officials said.

National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Raditya Jati said the casualties are spread across three villages in the East Nusa Tenggara province. The agency is still updating data from the field.

"At least 38 people died in Lamanele Village, 3 people died in Waiburak Village, 3 people died in Oyang Village. A total of 44 people died, 7 were missing," Jati said in a statement on Sunday.

Mud rolled down from surrounding hills shortly after midnight and struck nearly 50 houses in the village of Lamenele on Flores Island.

The agency said the floods were due to heavy rains in East Flores over the last several hours.


 Heftige Regenfälle haben in Osttimor und Indonesien Überschwemmungen und Schlammlawinen ausgelöst.


  1. Floods wreak havoc in Indonesia and East Timor

    Torrential rain has sparked widespread destruction in the two South East Asian countries with more than 70 people dead and dozens missing.

    Homes collapsed into flood waters - like this one - in various parts of the affected area, which stretched from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to neighbouring East Timor.

    More than 40 people are still missing in Indonesia alone, and officials warn the death toll could rise further.

  2. At least 101 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor on Sunday.

    Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with water from overflowing dams submerging thousands of homes.

    The affected area stretches from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor.

    In Indonesia alone, 80 people have died with dozens still missing. Officials warn the toll could still rise.


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