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Indonesia Flood: Over 50 killed, rescue mission underway

Published on May 15, 2024 01:28 PM IST
  • Indonesian authorities seeded clouds on Wednesday, trying to prevent further rain and flash floods.
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Rain and flash floods hit Indonesia's Sumatra Island over the weekend leaving at least 58 people dead and another 35 missing.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 15, 2024 01:28 PM IST

Rain and flash floods hit Indonesia's Sumatra Island over the weekend leaving at least 58 people dead and another 35 missing.(AFP)

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A search operation was underway on Wednesday as rescue workers combed through rivers and the rubble of devastated villages. The roads had transformed into murky brown rivers, and villages were covered by thick mud, rocks, and uprooted trees.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 15, 2024 01:28 PM IST

A search operation was underway on Wednesday as rescue workers combed through rivers and the rubble of devastated villages. The roads had transformed into murky brown rivers, and villages were covered by thick mud, rocks, and uprooted trees.(AFP)

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Monsoon rains triggered a landslide of mud and cold lava from Mount Marapi, eventually causing rivers to breach their banks.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 15, 2024 01:28 PM IST

Monsoon rains triggered a landslide of mud and cold lava from Mount Marapi, eventually causing rivers to breach their banks.(AFP)

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Rescuers carry the body of a victim of a flash flood in Tanah Datar, West Sumatra, Indonesia.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rescuers carry the body of a victim of a flash flood in Tanah Datar, West Sumatra, Indonesia.(AP)

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Heavy rains and torrents of cold lava and mud flowing down a volcano's slopes on Indonesia's Sumatra island triggered flash floods causing a number of people dead and missing, officials said(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 15, 2024 01:28 PM IST

Heavy rains and torrents of cold lava and mud flowing down a volcano's slopes on Indonesia's Sumatra island triggered flash floods causing a number of people dead and missing, officials said(AFP)

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This drone shot shows buildings damaged by a flash flood in Tanah Datar, West Sumatra, Indonesia.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 15, 2024 01:28 PM IST

This drone shot shows buildings damaged by a flash flood in Tanah Datar, West Sumatra, Indonesia.(AP)

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The floods swept away people and 79 homes and submerged hundreds of houses and buildings, forcing more than 1,500 families to flee to temporary government shelters, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 15, 2024 01:28 PM IST

The floods swept away people and 79 homes and submerged hundreds of houses and buildings, forcing more than 1,500 families to flee to temporary government shelters, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.(REUTERS)

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He said that 58 bodies had been pulled from mud and rivers by Wednesday, mostly in the worst-hit Agam and Tanah Datar districts, while rescuers are searching for 35 people who are reportedly missing. About 33 villagers were injured.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 15, 2024 01:28 PM IST

He said that 58 bodies had been pulled from mud and rivers by Wednesday, mostly in the worst-hit Agam and Tanah Datar districts, while rescuers are searching for 35 people who are reportedly missing. About 33 villagers were injured.(AP)

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