More flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain have caused fatalities in Indonesia, this time in West Papua Province. Meanwhile thousands of people have been affected by flooding in Southeast Sulawesi Province.
West Papua Province
The country’s disaster management agency BNPB reported that 3 people died and 3 were injured in Sorong in West Papua Province on 16 July 2020. The 3 victims lost their lives after heavy rain triggered a landslide.
Flooding was reported in the districts of North Sorong, East Sorong, Malaimsimsa, Sorong Barat and Sorong.
BNPB said that flood water was up to 1 metre deep. Houses and a medical centre were flooded. Hundreds of vehicles stranded, severely disrupting traffic.
Southeast Sulawesi Province
Meanwhile flooding in Konawe Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province has affected over 8,000 people and displaced 1,211. According to BNPB, flood water of over 1.5 metres has left 1,671 houses damaged.
South Sulawesi Province
The disasters in Sorong and Konawe come soon after the recent severe flooding in South Sulawesi.
Initial reports said 16 people had died. In their latest statement, BNPB said that 35 people have now lost their lives in the flooding, with many more missing and 14,483 people displaced.
Bencana hidrometeorologi berupa banjir dan longsor kembali menelan korban jiwa. Kali ini banjir dan longsor Kota Sorong, Papua Barat, mengakibatkan tiga orang meninggal dunia. Selengkapnya : https://t.co/tXei2d4Aev#InfoBencanaBNPB pic.twitter.com/bVU9JNkWQR
— BNPB Indonesia (@BNPB_Indonesia) July 17, 2020
Kondisi mutakhir bencana banjir di Kab. Konawe, Prov. Sulawesi Tenggara (16/7) yang sampai saat ini banjir masih bertahan dengan TMA ± 150 cm menyebabkan 1.211 Jiwa mengungsi, ± 1.671 unit rumah dan 714 Ha sawah terendam. #InfoBencanaBNPB #banjirKonawe pic.twitter.com/nLtyJKNiof
— BNPB Indonesia (@BNPB_Indonesia) July 16, 2020
— Agus Wibowo (@aw3126) July 17, 2020
Tim SAR PMI gabungan turut membantu pencarian korban yg masih dinyatakan hilang akibat banjir bandang di Desa Radda Masamba, Kab. Luwu Utara, Sulawesi Selatan. Info BNPB 67 orang hilang, 35 orang meninggal, 14.483 jiwa mengungsi. Jumat, (17/7)
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