Deadly Flash Flood and Landslides Hit Indonesia

VOA News

Jan 30, 2020

▶ Flash floods and landslides have killed at least nine people and forced thousands into temporary shelters on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the local disaster agency said Thursday, January 30. Torrential rain in North Sumatra this week sparked the disaster, with most victims drowning or hit by logs swept away in the current, Rampant illegal logging in the area may have contributed to the disaster by loosening the soil and making it susceptible to landslides.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s