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Indonesia: Death toll in floods climbs to 31

Christian Fernsby |
The death toll from floods in western Indonesia climbed to 31 on Monday, according to the national disaster management agency.

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The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said 29 people died in the Bengkulu province on the southwest coast of Sumatra, while four were injured two seriously and 12 remain missing.

Some 13,000 people have been affected by flooding and landslides, and 12,000 disaster victims have been relocated.

A total of 184 homes, seven educational facilities, and a great many roads and other pieces of infrastructure were damaged.

Last week two people died from flooding in the capital Jakarta and more than 2,000 were displaced.

Search and rescue operations in the disaster area are ongoing.


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