Death Toll from Storm in Indonesia, East Timor at 182
Jakarta – At least 182 people have been killed, with dozens missing and thousands rendered homeless after a tropical cyclone battered Indonesia and neighboring East Timor, authorities said on Wednesday.
The death toll stands at 140 in East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara provinces, according to Indonesia’s disaster management agency.
At least 61 others are missing in flash floods.
Heavy rain that continued for nine hours caused dams in four sub-districts to overflow, inundating houses and rice fields.
The possibility of extreme weather conditions will remain until at least April 9, according to Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency.
In East Timor, flash floods and landslides have killed at least 42 people and displaced more than 10,000, mostly in the capital of Dili, according to a new provisional Civil Protection balance.
Fifteen bodies have yet to be located. In Dili, 22 deaths were reported, with 20 fatalities in other municipalities.