In Indonesia, torrential rain has caused huge devastation. At least 44 people have died in landslides and floods due to heavy rains in the eastern part of the country while thousands of people have been rendered homeless. According to a news agency AP report, several others are reported missing. The National Disaster Prevention Agency said that a large quantity of debris fell from the hills on 50 houses in The village of Lemnele in Flores Island in eastern Noosa Tenggara province, in which people were buried.
38 bodies removed
The Jawans engaged in rescue and relief have evacuated 38 bodies. Five people are reported injured. The bodies of three others washed away in floodwaters have also been found in Oyang Bhag village. 40 houses have been completely destroyed in this village. In another village, four persons were injured while two others were reported missing after heavy rain lashed Vaiburg. The floodwaters entered large parts of the eastern Flores district, causing hundreds of houses to sink while some were swept away in the flood.
Rescue work underway
Relief and rescue operations are progressing at a fast pace in which hundreds of people are engaged. There is a need to help in providing electricity and debris on the roads. Police and military personnel are also engaged in rescue and relief operations. People are being taken to shelters. The insurance town of West Noosa Tenggara, a neighboring province of Tenggara province, has been flooded. About 10,000 people have had to leave their homes.
Boat collides with the ship, 17 missing
In Indonesia, 17 people went missing after a collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat in the coastal waters of the main island of Java. The head of the search and rescue agency, Deden Ridwansiah, said on Sunday that a fishing boat in the coastal waters of the Indramayu district overturned after hitting the Indonesian cargo ship MV Habco Pioneer late Saturday night.
There were 32 people on board the boat
32 people were aboard the boat. A spokesman for the Directorate General of Sea Transport said that 15 people were rescued and local fishermen and sailors are searching for others. Ridvansiah said that the cargo ship carrying crude oil from Borneo Island has been erected as its propeller was trapped in a fishing net.