Hundreds dead and thousands fleeing flash floods, landslides in Indonesia

The latest data is as of Wednesday (7/4/2021) at 23.00 WITA, 138 people have died from flash floods and landslides in East Nusa Tenggara Province, and 61 people are still missing. The victims were injured as many as 130 people. While those who are still displaced are 2,180 households, or as many as 32,966 people. The people affected by this disaster totaled 5,272 families or as many as 9,378 people. Almost all districts and cities in the province of East Nusa Tenggara were affected by flash floods and landslides that occurred as a result of this tropical cyclone Seroja. Where all the affected areas fall into the category of mild, moderate and severe escalation. The worst hit areas due to the flash flood disaster in NTT Province are 8 districts / cities, including East Flores Regency, Lembata Regency, Kupang City, Kupang Regency, Alor Regency, Malacca Regency, Sabu Raijua Regency. Until now, rescue teams from various government agencies, including the Army, Police and SAR Agency, are still searching for victims who were reported missing. The Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency has arrived at the scene of the disaster to coordinate the handling of the refugees and the funeral of the victims who died as a result of this disaster. The Indonesian government has sent a number of aid in the form of food, medicine and other assistance to the victims of the disaster. Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Lieutenant General TNI Doni Monardo said that the central government in Jakarta, in this case the Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of PUPR, Ministry of Health and other institutions including the National SAR Agency which is supported by the TNI-Polri have been optimized to provide support to disaster-affected areas in the province of East Nusa Tenggara.