Flash floods and landslides kill at least 70 in Indonesia and East Timor

Flash floods and landslides kill at least 70 in Indonesia and East Timor

Multiple disasters caused by torrential rains in eastern Indonesia have killed at least 70 people and displaced thousands, the country’s disaster relief agency has said.

Mud tumbled down from surrounding hills onto dozens of homes in Lamenele village shortly after midnight on Sunday on Adonara island in East Nusa Tenggara province.

Rescuers recovered 38 bodies and at least five people were injured, said Lenny Ola, who heads the local disaster agency.

Flash flooding killed at least 30 people elsewhere and at least 70 are missing, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

Meanwhile, 21 deaths have been reported in East Timor.

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Source: Daily Mail

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