Indonesia – Deadly Floods in Magelang, Central Java Province

At least 10 people have died in flash floods in Magelang Regency in Central Java province, Indonesia.

The floods struck on 29 April after a period of heavy rain, according to Indonesia’s national disaster management agency BNPB. Flooding affected several hamlets near the villages of Sambungrejo and Citrosono, both in Grabag Sub-district.

BNPB says that 4 people were injured and 2 people are still missing. Search operations are continuing. Over 1,500 personnel from military, police, local emergency services, volunteers and disaster agencies are working in the area carrying out search and relief efforts.

Around 170 people from 46 families have been forced to evacuate their homes and are staying in a local mosque or with friends or relatives. Over 70 homes have been damaged or destroyed in the floods.

Magelang floods, Indonesia, April to May 2017. Photo: BNPB

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Flood summary

Last updated: May 3, 2017
Event
Magelang Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia, April to May 2017
Date
April 29, 2017
Type
Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Sambungrejo
B - Citrosono

Magnitude

Rainfall level
54 mm in 24 hours
Jatiwangi, West Java - May 28 to May 29, 2017
BMKG reported some heavy rain 28 and 29 April in West Java. Howevere there are no reports of heavy rain in Central java for this period.

Damages

Fatalities
10 people
Magelang - April 29 to May 3, 2017
Injured
4 people
Magelang - April 29 to May 3, 2017
Evacuated
170 people
Magelang - April 29 to May 3, 2017
Buildings destroyed
71 buildings
Magelang - April 29 to May 3, 2017
Houses destroyed or severely damaged according to BNPB

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