Indonesia: At least 20 killed, 5 missing in landslides, floods

At least 20 people were killed and five others were missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia’s East Java province.

indonesia floods, indonesia landslides, indonesia java, indonesia flood dead
At least 20 people were killed and five others were missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia's East Java province (file photo)

At least 20 people were killed and five others were missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia’s East Java province, a government official from the disaster agency said on Saturday. The landslides and floods were triggered by a cyclone from the Indian Ocean which also swept other provinces, Xinhua news agency reported. The number of people who are force to leave their homes increased to 2,050 on Saturday from 1,879 a day earlier as the natural disasters in Pacitan district of East Java province devastated 1,709 houses, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho was quoted as saying.

“Search for the victims is going on and evacuation has been carried out, involving personnel from disaster agency and search and rescue offices as well as soldiers, policemen and volunteers,” he said. At least four people were injured in the floods and landslides, said Sutopo. The cyclone from the Indian Ocean triggered landslides, floods and whirl winds in 28 districts in the provinces of East Java, Yogyakarta and Bali. The cyclone occurred on Tuesday with 65 km per hour in speed, centring at 32 km in south and southeast of East Java province, according to the agency.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express Telegram Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.