Indonesia has been hit by floods and landslides due to heavy rains, killing at least 55 people and leaving 40 local residents missing.
This was reported on Monday, April 5, by the Indonesian Emergency Management Authority (BNPB).
According to the agency, at least 400 people in the province of East Nusa Tenggara were evacuated. Several bridges collapsed due to bad weather, fallen trees blocked roads and at least one ship sank.
President Joko Widodo offered his condolences to the families of the victims and urged residents to follow all instructions.
“I have ordered that disaster relief be carried out quickly and efficiently,” he said.
Meanwhile, local authorities said the death toll had already surpassed 100, but the Office of Emergency Management responded that it could not yet confirm this information.