May 12, 2024, 10:29 AM

15 killed in Indonesia's West Sumatra flash floods

15 killed in Indonesia's West Sumatra flash floods

TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) – Fifteen people have been killed with dozens of others injured after flash floods hit Agam Regency in Indonesia's West Sumatra province on Saturday evening, according to the national disaster management agency BNPB.

"Eleven bodies were found in Canduang district and four others in Sungai Pua district," Xinhua reported citing BNPB spokesperson Abdul Muhari's remarks on Sunday.

Those injured have received treatment at the hospital.

The flash floods occurred after heavy rains, hitting Canduang, Sungai Pua, and IV Koto districts.

In the Canduang district, 90 buildings were inundated, including residence houses, public facilities, and shops.

Meanwhile, in the IV Koto district, 60 people were displaced while 20 shops and a school building were affected.


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