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The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Mon, February 5, 2018 | 10:14 pm
Severe flooding hit a number of Ciliwung riverbank areas in East Jakarta and have affected some 5,000 people in the municipality.
East Jakarta Mayor Bambang Musyawardana said on Monday the water levels in the affected areas, such as Bidara Cina, Cawang and Kampung Melayu, had reached depths of up to 160 centimeters.
At least 116 houses in Lebak regency, Banten, were damaged by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that jolted the coast of Lebak on Tuesday afternoon, a local official said.
"We found that the number of damaged houses increased from 105 to 116 units,” Lebak Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Kaprawi said on Tuesday, as reported by _Antara_.
Most of the damaged houses were located in Panggarangan subdistrict.
The BPBD has opened an earthquake emergency post in the event of possible fatalities.
By Panca Nugraha
Amaq Riki, 35, was found dead after his car was buried by a landslide that hit Pelawangan, a tourist area in Sembalun subdistrict, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), on Wednesday morning.
Amaq was in his car with his two friends when the landslide hit. His friends sustained only injuries.
NTB Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Mohammad Rum said the Pelawangan-Sembalung area was the entrance to the Sembalun tourist site, which is located at the base of Mount Rinjani.
By Jon Afrizal
Floods have hit Sarolangun regency in Jambi, inundating a number of villages in the subdistrict of Air Hitam.
Baru, Semurung and Lubuk Jering are some of the affected villages.
"In Baru, 40 houses are inundated by floodwater of 25 to 60 centimeters in depth," Air Hitam subdistrict head Suryadi said on Wednesday.
However, villagers were insisting on staying in their houses, he added.
In the village of Semurung, the floods affected a school and a health facility.
By Rizal Harahap
Heavy rainfall in the past few days has caused two rivers in Riau's Rokan Hulu regency to overflow, flooding hundreds of houses in two districts.
As many as 327 families have been affected by the floods that hit Ujung Batu district and Rambah Samo district on Sunday, Rokan Hulu Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Aceng Herdiana said on Wednesday.
Ujung Batu has been badly hit by the floodwater, with 297 houses inundated.