LATEST NATURAL DISASTERS IN INDONESIA


Whirlwind damages 26 houses in West Java city of Cirebon
January 18, 2008, 3:51 am
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Cirebon (ANTARA News) – Whirlwind damaged a total of 26 houses in Pilang and Kedung Jaya villages, Kedawung subdistrict, Cirebon District, on Thursday afternoon.

H Abdurrahim, a resident of Pilang village, said on Friday that his house was hit by a falling tree which was uprooted by the whirlwind which was accompanied by heavy rain.

The falling tree also cut off electricity wire which supplied electricity to several houses in the area.

Another resident identified as Toya said that he and neighbors rushed out of their houses as they were worried that their houses might collapse due to the strong wind.

Last month, whirlwind hit Losari district in Cirebon and damaged hundreds of houses and several school buildings. (*_


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