Riau, Indonesia: Six die in landslide caused by flash floods

Yen Doran 20-Dec-2019

Riau’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) stated six people died as a consequence of flash floods and landslides affecting certain areas on Dec 18.

The landslide buried two of the dead victims leaving the other four to get killed by the flash floods in the districts of Rokan Hulu and Kuantan Singingi.

The floods affected 216 villages in the districts of Rokan Hulu, Kampar, Pelalawan, Kuantan Singingi, Indragiri Hulu, and Rokan Hilir with a total of 8,798 houses.

The district governments of Kampar, Rokan Hulu, Pelalawan, and Indragiri Hulu had issued an emergency alert for the floods and landslides until the end of this year.