The catastrophe administration company says greater than 80,000 folks have fled to non permanent authorities shelters.

Flooding and a landslide on Indonesia's Sumatra island have left a minimum of 19 useless and 7 others lacking, officers mentioned.

Mud, rocks and uprooted timber rushed down a mountain and engulfed villages in Pesisir Selatan district in West Sumatra province late Friday after torrential rains, Doni Yusrizal, who heads the catastrophe administration company native, mentioned Sunday.

Yusrizal mentioned rescuers recovered seven our bodies in Koto XI Tarusan village and one other three in two neighboring villages.

“Reduction efforts for the useless and lacking have been hampered by energy outages, blocked roads lined in thick mud and particles,” Yusrizal mentioned.

Indonesia's Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Company mentioned six our bodies have been present in Pesisir Selatan and three our bodies have been discovered within the close by district of Padang Pariaman, bringing the demise toll as much as 19.

The company mentioned a minimum of two villagers have been injured and 7 others have been nonetheless lacking, with greater than 80,000 folks fleeing to non permanent authorities shelters.

Flash floods and landslides are a standard incidence in Indonesia, the place hundreds of thousands of individuals reside close to flood plains, particularly through the wet season.

In December, a minimum of two folks have been killed when a landslide and floods swept away dozens of homes and destroyed a resort close to Lake Toba in Sumatra.

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