Floods inundate four hamlets in Belu of West Timor
February 22, 2008, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Flood

Floods inundated four hamlets in Lasaen village, West Malaka sub district, Belu District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province, on Thursday, due to the overflowing of the Benenain River.The flood waters reached a height of up to 2.5 meters, Belu Deputy District Head Gregorius Mau Bili said here on Friday.

The four hamlets were Umamoto, Lasaen, Bikolo and Besuri. The flooding did not claim any life but submerged belongings of local residents, he said.

The floodwaters reached the areas in the evening, forcing local people to flee their homes in panic and leave their properties behind, West Malaka Subdistrict Head Remigius Asa said.

West Malaka is located around 50 km west of Atambua, near the border with Timor Leste. (*)


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