KOMPAS.com - Hours before people woke up to celebrate Easter Sunday, April 4, torrential rain resulted in flash floods and landslides in a predominantly Roman Catholic region, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province.
Mud inundated homes, while bridges and roads on the Island were destroyed. At least 128 people were killed and more than eight thousand were displaced, while 72 people were still missing, the country's disaster agency, the BNPB, said Monday.
NTT deputy governor Josef Nae Soi said that almost all areas in the province were affected by floods and landslides. However, there were eight areas with the worst damage conditions, including East Flores regency, Lembata regency, Kupang municipality, Kupang regency, Alor regency, Malacca regency, and Sabu Raijua regency.
In total 1,962 housing units were affected: 119 severely damaged, 118 moderately damaged, and 34 lightly damaged. Meanwhile, the damaged public facilities were 14 units severely damaged, 1 slightly damaged and 84 other units affected.
A resident witnessed flash floods that damaged settlements in Waiburak Village, East Adonara District, East Flores, NTT, Sunday, April 4.
A number of houses and vehicles were damaged by flash floods in Waiburak Village, East Adonara District, East Flores, NTT, Sunday, April 4.
A number of residents while carrying their bodies through an emergency bridge built at the flash flood site in the Waiwerang and surrounding areas in East Adonara District, Adonara Island, East Flores Regency, NTT, on Sunday, April 4.
Benenai Bridge in Weliman District, Malacca Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), changed its shape and tilted due to flash floods, Sunday, April 4.
The ceiling of the NTT Governor's office collapsed due to the torrential rain that hit the Kupang City, NTT, April 4.
(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editor: Krisiandi)
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