Semarang, C Java (ANTARA News) – The recent spate of natural disasters hitting the Indonesian province of Central Java left 91 people dead and 74 others seriously injured.
A total of 67 houses collapsed, 661 seriously damaged, and 2,663 others lightly damaged in the natural disasters between December 17, 2007 and January 7, 2008, Chief of the Central Java Mitigation Task Force Achmad Rofai said on Monday.
The natural disasters included floods, landslides and whirlwinds.
The Central Java Provincial Legislative Body (DPRD) urged the local administration to allocate a special budget to rehabilitate and reconstruct disaster-hit areas.
Earlier, Central Java Governor H Ali Mufiz said in implementing the emergency response phase the local government would give priority to efforts to speed up evacuation of victims, and distribution of logistics.(*)
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