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Flood, Landslide in Yogyakarta Kill 7
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 | 08:48 WIB
Flood, Landslide in Yogyakarta Kill 7

TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta - The number of casualty in the disastrous events in Yogyakarta increased yesterday, November 29. "Two people of Gunungkidul were found dead today, so the death toll is added to seven people," said the head of Yogyakarta Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Krido Suprayitno Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Gunungkidul BPBD’s head of Emergency Taryono confirmed the finding of the latest two victims. "One was killed after carried by the river stream and another was killed in the landslide on Tuesday, November 28, 2017," he said.

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The floods that hit Gunungkidul on Tuesday inundated hundreds of house and the many people of Mertelu village in Gedangsari District were carried by the river. One victim was found dead in the flood of Tapah River, Klaten. Meanwhile, the victim who was killed in the landslide was a resident of Purwodadi village in Tepus District.

Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X has stated that Yogyakarta is in the state of emergency as per Wednesday, November 29, to deal with the potential of disastrous events caused by the extreme weather.

"With the [emergency] status, regional officials are expected to take actions to help the victims and repair the damages caused by the events," Sultan said.


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