Indonesia: At least 44 killed by flash floods and landslides
Al Jazeera, 04 Apr 2021
At least 44 people have been killed after flash floods and landslides swept an island in Indonesia’s easternmost province on Sunday morning.
Hours before people woke up to celebrate Easter Sunday, torrential rain resulted in flash floods in the Catholic-majority Flores Island.
Mud inundated homes, while bridges and roads in the eastern end of the island were destroyed.
“There are 44 people dead with nine injured” in East Flores regency, and “many … are still under the mud”, National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati told AFP news agency.
Rescue officials expect the death toll to rise as they are struggling to reach the remote and worst-hit area in East Flores regency because of rains and strong waves.
Al Jazeera's Jessica Washington reports.
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