Floods in Indonesia; The death toll has crossed 50

By: 600011 On: May 15, 2024, 3:05 PM


The death toll from floods and landslides in Indonesia has crossed 50. At least 27 people are missing after heavy rains sent mud and cold lava down the slopes of Mount Marapi. News agencies report that three people are missing from Agam district, home to lakhs of people, and 14 from Tanah Datar. Based on the reports coming out, the death toll due to the disaster is 50, 27 are missing, 37 are injured and 3,396 have been evacuated, the news agency reported. The West Sumatra Disaster Agency said 16 people died in Agam district and 18 people were injured in Tanah Datar.

A cold lava flow was also triggered by flooding after hours of heavy rain from a volcano in western Indonesia last Saturday. Cooled lava, also known as lahar, is volcanic material such as ash, sand, and cobbles. At least 17 people are missing after rains on Sumatra island's most active volcano, Mount Marapi, spewed ash and large rocks on Saturday night.