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  • Ahmed Saleh

West Sumatra floods and landslides death toll reaches 26: BNPB Indonesia

Jakarta, March 11, 2024, The death toll from floods and landslides in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra has tragically risen to 26, as reported by the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Monday. The spokesperson for the agency, Abdul Muhari, revealed that at least 39,000 people have been affected by these natural disasters.

The BNPB is actively collaborating with local authorities to expedite disaster mitigation measures and provide aid to those affected. The floods and landslides struck the province last Thursday, causing widespread inundation of houses and public facilities, leading to power outages. In response to the severity of the situation, the provincial administration declared a two-week emergency response alert.

Situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is prone to various natural disasters, including powerful typhoons that trigger flash floods and landslides. The country is also susceptible to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The ongoing efforts of the BNPB and local authorities are crucial in managing the aftermath and providing assistance to the affected population.

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