Floods,landslides kill 2,displace hundreds in Indonesia

Floods,landslides kill 2,displace hundreds in Indonesia
# 16 August 2014 04:32 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. and landslides in West Java and Gorontalo provinces on Friday killed 2 people and force hundreds others to flee homes, official said here on Saturday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Heavy downpours incurred floods in Bogor district of West Java on Friday evening and flash floods in Bone Bolango district of Gorontalo province on Friday afternoon, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency said.

The rain in Bogor triggered landslides North Bogor sub-district at 19 : 30 p.m. Jakarta time, hitting a house.

"A mother and her child were killed, another child survived the accident," he told Xinhua over phone.

The floods and landslides cut a road and a railway in the district as well as submerged over 100 houses, Sutopo disclosed.

Separately in Bone Bolango district, rivers bloated by the heavy rain burst its bank that incurred flash floods at around 16 : 00 p.m. local time, displacing nearly 600 people and sweeping away a house, he said.

Emergency relief aids were sent to the affected people, said Sutopo.

Seasonal downpours have often incurred floods each year in Indonesia, a chain of 17,500 islands where over millions of people live in vulnerable flood plains that are near to rivers.