Atleast 30 Died Due to Disasters in Indonesia; Report

By | February 08, 2018 Leave a Comment
By Staff Writer
JAKARTA

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At least 30 people died during 2018 in a series of disasters accross Indonesia, National Disaster Management Agency said in a statement on Thursday.

"During 2018, there have been 275 disasters that caused 30 people died and disappeared," said agency's spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Nugroho said the disasters also caused 66 people were injured, more than 150,000 people were displaced, and more than 10,000 houses were damaged.

Sutopo said the landslide was the most deadly disaster, causing 19 people dead.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts the rainy season in Indonesia will last until March, with a peak in February.

The public is advised to be alert to the danger of landslides, especially in West Java, East Java and Central Java Province.

"People are asked to recognize the environment and to know the signs of landslides," he said.

The last landslide accured on Monday, resulted in Five people killed at Bogor Regency, West Java.

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