INDONESIA: Heavy floods hit Indonesia at East Timor


About 71 people have died after heavy floods hit Indonesia at East Timor on Sunday
More than 40 people are still missing in Indonesia, and officials warn the death toll could rise further.
The affected area stretched from Flores island in eastern Indonesia to East Timor.

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has offered his condolences and urged people to follow the advice from officials during extreme weather periods.

“I have ordered for disaster relief efforts to be conducted quickly and well, for example for health service assistance, availability of logistics and basic needs for the displaced and the reparation of infrastructure,” he said

“We suspect many people are buried but it’s not clear how many are missing,” his colleague Alfons Hada Bethan, head of the East Flores disaster agency, said.