Indonesia Floods: 29 People Dead and Thousands Displaced

Updated On 30 Apr, 2019 Published On

At least 29 people were killed - a dozen more are still missing - and thousands were displaced in Floods sparked by torrential rains in Indonesia, officials confirmed on Monday, April 29.

Landslides and floods are common in Indonesia during the monsoon season between October and April. The disaster comes after rains lash the vast Southeast Asian archipelago.

Indonesia's disaster agency confirmed on Monday, April 29, that 29 people died and at least 13 were missing on the island of Sumatra after days of pounding storms.

Some 12,000 people have been evacuated from water-logged Bengkulu province with hundreds of buildings, bridges and roads damaged.

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Bengkulu Tengah district was majorly hit by the floods. 22 people and hundreds of livestock were killed there.

Temporary shelters and public kitchens have been set for the evacuees, authorities said.

Additionally, six members of a family were killed after the heavy rain triggered landslide in Sumatra's Lampung province on Saturday, April 27. Transportation links to neighboring regions have been disrupted.

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