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Flash floods and landslides that struck Indonesia and nearby East Timor over the weekend have killed more than 90 people, authorities said Monday.

Tropical Cyclone Seroja killed 55 people and left 40 missing in Indonesia’s eastern Nusa Tenggara province, BNPB said.

The extreme weather has forced authorities to evacuate almost 2.000 people, more than 400 in Indonesia and 1.500 in East Timor.

21 massacres were reported in East Timor, which shares an east Timor island with Indonesia, most of them in the capital city of Dili.

“We are using rubber boats to find bodies at sea. In several villages, flash floods hit while people were sleeping,”Thomas Ola Langoday

“We are using rubber boats to find bodies at sea. In several villages, flash floods hit while people were sleeping,” Thomas Ola Langoday, Ljubljana County deputy municipal administration head, told Reuters news agency.

Numerous bridges collapsed in the region, trees fell and blocked roads.

Indonesia’s weather service said the intensity of the storm could intensify in the next 24 hours, triggering further heavy rain and strong winds.

Flores

Flores Island is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, a group of islands in the eastern half of Indonesia. The population was 2,039,373 in the 2020 Census and the largest town is Maumere. (wikipedia)

Timor

Timor is an island at the southern end of Maritime Southeast Asia, in the north of the Timor Sea. (wikipedia)

East Nusa Tenggara

East Nusa Tenggara is the southernmost province of Indonesia. It comprises the eastern portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands, facing the Indian Ocean in the south and the Flores Sea in the north. (wikipedia)

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East Flores Regency

East Flores Regency is a regency in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Established in 1958, the regency has its seat in Larantuka on Flores Island. It covers a land area of 1,812.85 km2, (wikipedia)