Hundreds of residents of Purut Rejo and Wirogunan villages, Purworejo subdistrict, Pasuruan city, took a refuge at Purut Rejo cemetery as their houses were still inundated on Thursday.
“Floodwaters` level reaches up to more than one meter high in almost every where. The only way is to evacuate ourselves to this cemetery. We are not scared although we have been here since last night as we are plenty here,” a refugee said here on Thursday.
Meanwhile, thousands of urban people took refuge in roads in higher grounds.
Floods have inundated three subdistricts in Pasuruan since Wednesday (Jan. 30). Tens of houses in Pasuruan were damaged and some of them located along Kali Gembong river`s bank collapsed due to the flooding.
At least three persons in Pasuruan were killed in the disaster. (*)
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