2020-07-17

Indonesia Sulawesi torrential rain mudslide flooded 6 towns   at least 21 people died

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▲South Indonesia Heavy rains caused disaster in Beiluwu County, Sulawesi Province. (Picture/Reuters)

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Severe rainstorms in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi caused flash floods and affected at least six townships, including Beirut Many villages in Wuxian County were flooded. At least 21 people are known to have died and another 2 are missing. A spokesman for the Indonesian National Disaster Prevention Agency said that the current rainfall is still continuing, and the muddy roads have greatly increased the difficulty of rescue.

It is understood that the head of Belluwu County Indah Putri Indriani said that the local area has been in the evening since the 13th Rainstorms began to fall, and the daily record-breaking rainfall caused the river to flood into disaster on the 15th. As of the evening of the 15th, 2,650 people had been evacuated from the area, and many villages were affected.

Located in tropical Indonesia with mountainous terrain, many residents live near mountainous areas or flood plains, and often suffer from landslides or floods due to heavy rain.