Deadly Flash #Floods and #Landslides in North #Sulawesi, #Indonesia

Flooding in Manganitu, Sangihe Islands Regency, North Sulawesi, 03 January 2020. Photo: BNPB

As the disastrous floods in Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta continue, heavy rain elsewhere in the country has caused deadly flash flooding and landslides in Sangihe Islands Regency, North Sulawesi Province.

Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported 2 fatalities after floods hit the village of Lebo Village, Manganitu Sub-district, on 03 January, 2020. Media have since reported one further casualty, with more possibly still missing, buried in landslides triggered by the rain and floods. Several people have been injured and at least 30 homes damaged or destroyed. Around 80 households have been displaced.

Disaster authorities, local government and volunteers are continuing with search operations, along with clearing flood and landslide debris.

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