Whirlwind Strikes West Java, destroys 294 houses
March 10, 2008, 9:29 am
Filed under: Storm

 Whirlwind devastated at least 294 houses, school and local hospital buildings at Sukabumi district, West Java province, on Friday at 16:15 pm local time, leaving no victims.

The afternoon whirlwind which damaged three villages at Parung Kuda sub district had cost the local population material loss amounting to Rp 369 million, said the sub district officer Tendy Hendrayana.

Hendrayana reported that the whirlwind which struck Bojongkokosan, Langensari as well as Kompa villages, had left hundreds of buildings without electricity for hours.

The local government officers accompanied with villagers had been repairing the devastated buildings, he said.

To date, Sukabumi government and Indonesian Red Crescent Institute (BSMI) had been contributing 600 kg of rice as well as medicines and instant noodles to the villagers.

We urged the government to distribute the assistances to correct the situation, Hendrayana said.(*)


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