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Scores still missing as deadly flash landslide continues to rock Indonesia

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Head of South Sulawesi’s disaster mitigation agency said over 3,400 people have lost their homes since the rainfall and strong winds hit heavily in the southern part of Sulawesi island on Wednesday and Thursday when speaking to the news agency.



However, he urge the residents to locate the temporary shelters that have been set up by the disaster mitigation agency in helping ensuring safety.

The authorities has confirmed that southern part of Sulawesi island suffered massive casualties, with 42 people found dead, adding that they are also working with volunteer in search of the missing ones,the major roads have been blocked prompting to lunch helicopter to deliver and monitor the situation.

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Those evacuated were given refuge in schools, mosques and tents. At least 46 are being treated at local hospitals and health clinics.

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On Thursday, the agency said that while flooding in the province was receding “the search and evacuation process is still ongoing”.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the national disaster agency has also notified the people that the Parts of Makassar were overpower with floodwater,

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The floods have paralyzed the activities of the state also damaged houses, government buildings, schools and bridges.

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Downpour cripples weekend-start in Lagos

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The early downpour that characterized the beginning of the weekend has left residents of some parts of Lagos struggling as the roads gets covered with water.

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Anttention Media eye-witness reports that residents and motorists of some areas on the Island, particularly Agungi Area, Lekki, lagos state, were seen struggling to access the roads while business owners were full of complains.

In an interview, one of the residents who prefers anonymity, called for speedy reaction from Lagos state government in other to avert flooding as the season gets heavier.

He however appealed to residents on the axis to keep environmental rules, so as to allow free flow in the water ways, since this period is known for incessant rain in Nigeria,


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Durbanfloods across KZN leave 70 dead.

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Report says the floods that battered the province on KwaZulu-Natal last week reportedly took a total of 70 lives.

KZN Premier, Willies Mchunu, revealed the figures during a joint media briefing in Durban on Monday adding that one more body was found in Marrianhill.

“Sixty four people from eThekwini have died, while six lives were lost in the Ugu district. A total of 1469 people have been displaced with 50 people suffering injuries and two more missing,” he said.
While stating the cost of the damage which stands at R1.1 billion with R685 million coming from eThekwini, Mchunu said May 3 has been scheduled as a day of prayer and mourning.


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