May 13, 2024, 9:33 AM

Death toll of Indonesia's lava floods rises to 37

Death toll of Indonesia's lava floods rises to 37

TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) – The number of fatalities of the lava floods in Indonesia's West Sumatra province rose to 37 with 17 others missing, according to the senior official of the local disaster agency.

Fajar Sukma, head of the emergency unit of the disaster management and mitigation agency of West Sumatra province told Xinhua on Monday that the search and rescue operation for the missing people has resumed.

Soldiers, policemen, the personnel of the disaster agency, and the search and rescue office were involved in the search and rescue mission, he added.

Rains on Saturday night had swept away cold lava from Marapi volcano and Singgalang volcano, resulting in cold lava floods that hit the regencies of Tanah Datar, Agam and Pariaman, and Padang Panjang town.

Earlier media reports put the death toll at 34.


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