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At least 50 dead after flash floods in Indonesia

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People inspected the destruction in Agam in the province of West Sumatra on Monday after the weekend’s storm. Photo: Fachri Hamzah / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 14.05.2024 04:09:31

Weather: – 50 people are dead, 27 are missing, 37 are injured, and 3,396 people have been evacuated, said a statement from Indonesian crisis management agency spokesman Abdul Muhari on Tuesday.

Two districts in the province of West Sumatra were hit by heavy rain on Saturday evening.

The storm triggered flash floods, landslides and what is called a cold lava flow, which is a mixture of volcanic ash, rocks and water that flows like mud. The cold lava flow, called “lahar” in Indonesia, came from Mount Marapi, which is among Sumatra’s most active volcanoes.

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