Thursday, 27 February 2020

West Java Disasters Last Week; Landslide and Loose Pythons

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The weather was not kind to the West Java region last weekend, with at least three natural disasters recorded that caused several deaths and hundreds taking refuge.

    First reported natural disaster was the landslide that happened in Cimahi City on Friday evening, April 26, killing two people and another landslide in Sukabumi that forced the evacuation on 354 residents to temporary refugee camps.

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    A house owned by resident Suyono (55) collapsed caused by a landslide from a height of 30 meters. “There were six injured while two died,” said Budi Budiman, West Java’s Mitigation Agency (BPBD) operations member on Sunday.

    The 354 residents taking refuge were from Gunung Batu Village in Sukabumi District, 109 houses were affected by moving grounds that happened since Wednesday, April 23.

    Meanwhile, there were 14 pythons that went loose after its enclosure was flooded caused by the overflowing water from the nearby Cikeas River. BNPB spokesman reported that at least six pythons measured up to four meters-long were recovered nearby Bojong Kulur in Bogor District, which leaves eight pythons still at search.

    ANWAR SISWADI (CONTRIBUTOR)