Indonesia: Floods, landslides kill at least 10 in West Java

Tokyo, September 21, AZERTAC

At least 10 people died and three went missing in flash flooding and landslides in West Java, early on Wednesday, Indonesian officials said, according to International Business Times.

The national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement that torrential rainfall triggered flash flooding in Garut in West Java. According to Sutopo, the waters quickly rose to around two meters resulting in the disaster.

The local disaster agency in Garut issued preliminary data that showed "eight people died and one person is still missing" after a river burst its banks.

Sutopo said 30 people were injured in the district including four who were in serious condition. Hundreds of people were forced to abandon their houses as the water level rose.

Authorities have set up emergency shelters and temporary kitchens to assist the homeless people.

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