2 dead, 10 missing from floods, landslide in western Indonesia-Xinhua

2 dead, 10 missing from floods, landslide in western Indonesia

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-12-04 20:32:00

JAKARTA, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Two people have been confirmed dead and 10 others missing after flash floods and a landslide hit a village in Indonesia's North Sumatra province late last week, a local official said on Monday.

The disasters, which were triggered by torrential rains, hit the residential areas in Humbang Hasundutan Regency near Lake Toba on Friday. A woman was found dead on the same day, and 11 others were reported to be missing with dozens of buildings destroyed.

Rescuers on Monday morning found another body of the missing victims, Medan search and rescue agency chief Budiono said in a statement.

He added that the victim had already been transferred to a nearby hospital for further identification and rescuers were continuing the search for other missing people.

At least 50 families were taking shelter in safe areas after the disasters, according to the national disaster mitigation agency BNPB.

Disasters like floods and landslides often occur in the archipelagic country during the rainy season.