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Number killed by by flooding in Indonesia climbs to 193; Malaysia braces for new storms

Number killed by by flooding in Indonesia climbs to 193; Malaysia braces for new storms

The number of people killed by floods and landslides in western Indonesia jumped to nearly 200 on Friday as rescuers reached remote villages, delivering food and medicine to thousands of people displaced by torrential weeklong rains.
Boats and helicopters were used to ferry aid to survivors in Aceh province, located on Sumatra island's northern tip, where the death toll climbed to 146, said Jabad, an official in the area who goes by only one name.
At least 47 others were killed in neighboring North Sumatra province, said Edy Sofyan, the provincial spokesman.


Updated : 2021-04-20 22:31 GMT+08:00