A massive flashflood triggered by overnight rain sweeps through several villages on Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara on April 4, 2021. (Antara Photo)

Flashflood Kills at Least 54 on Indonesian Island

BY :THE JAKARTA GLOBE

APRIL 04, 2021

Jakarta. Massive flashflood and landslide triggered by overnight rain have killed at least 54 people on an eastern Indonesian island early on Sunday, with authorities saying a lot more islanders are still unaccounted for.

The disaster hit Adonara Island in East Flores District, East Nusa Tenggara, at around 1.00 a.m., a local official said on Sunday evening,

"As of Sunday afternoon, we have pulled 54 bodies. The search and rescue works are still ongoing,” deputy district head Agustinus Payong Boli was quoted by Antara news agency as saying.

Adonara Island
Adonara Island

Several villages were affected by the disaster following torrential rain and wind storm on the island throughout the night, he added.

The flood swept away trees and large rocks that destroyed homes as it went through villages, he said.

Tens of houses in Nele Lamadiken village were flattened by the massive flashflood, the agency reported.

An oil tanker belonging to state owned oil company Pertamina is destroyed by a massive landslide on Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara province on April 4, 2021. (Antara Photo)
An oil tanker belonging to state owned oil company Pertamina is destroyed by a massive landslide on Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara province on April 4, 2021. (Antara Photo)

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