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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.