Indonesia – 1 Dead, Homes Damaged After Flash Flood and Landslides in West Java

Floods and landslide aftermath in Sukamakmur district, Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia. Photo; BPBD Bogor

10 APRIL, 2018

BY RICHARD DAVIES

At least 1 person has died and 1,781 people have been affected by floods and landslides in Bogor Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia.

Local disaster management authorities said that heavy rainfall caused landslides and the Cisarua river to overflow in Sukamakmur district at around 18:30 on 07 April 2018.

The hardest hit areas were Cisarua and Arca villages. Due to this event, access road between Sukamakmur district and Cianjur Regency was completely cut off. Cars and motorbikes were swept away and around 10 houses have been severely damaged.

According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), flash floods also hit Ciacnjur city and Cianjur Regency, also West Java, on 07 April. Initial news reports suggest hundreds of homes have suffered damage.

Floods and landslide aftermath in Sukamakmur district, Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia. Photo; BPBD Bogor

Floods and landslide aftermath in Sukamakmur district, Bogor Regency, West Java, Indonesia. Photo; BPBD Bogor

Source:http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-west-java-bogor-floods-april-2018

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