BINTANGNEWS.com – The death toll from a series of recent landslides and flash floods in western Indonesia has reached 26, officials say.On Wednesday, officials had announced a lower death toll but said they expected the figure to rise. BNPB said over a dozen children, under the age of 12, were among the dead or missing.
Relief teams and army personnel have already been deployed to Grunt and Sumedang, and rescue workers are searching for the missing.
Temporary shelters and makeshift kitchens have also been set up to help the over 400 people who have gone homeless in the wake of the floods and landslides.
“There is plenty of food and clean water available. The community is also helping out,” Rampangilei, the national disaster management official, further said.
Each year, torrential rains during the monsoon seasons, first from January to March and then from October to December, frequently trigger widespread flooding across most parts of Indonesia.
In June, some 50 people lost their lives when heavy rains sent torrents of water, mud and rock rushing into rural communities in Central Java.***
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