Jakarta: In eastern Indonesia, at least 55 people died and thousands were displaced due to rain-related accidents. The country’s Disaster Relief Agency said that more than 40 people were missing due to rain. Lenny Ola, the head of the local disaster agency, said that after midnight on Adonara Island in East Nusa Tenggara province, thousands of homes in Lamanelle village fell into the mud from the surrounding hills, causing the bodies of 38 people killed Rescuers have recovered and injured at least five people.
The National Disaster Reduction Agency said at least 17 other people died and at least 42 people were missing due to the floods. Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati said that the relief work was interrupted due to the power supply coming to a halt and mud and debris on the roads. He said that till Sunday night hundreds of people were engaged in relief work. At least six villages have been affected due to floods and landslides. The spokesman said that efforts are being made to get accurate information about loss of life and property during this period.