Flood across Java Island Killed One people
March 12, 2008, 11:18 am
Filed under: Flood

One person died after being swept away by a flood in Mayangrejo village, Kalitidu district, Bojonegoro, East Java on Tuesday morning. His body was found two hours later.
Bengawan Solo River which has overflowed for the second time this year and inundated thousands of houses in 64 villages up to 1.5 meters deep. The local Disaster and Refugee Management Unit has declared a third alert status as the floods continue to spread.
In West Java, around 2,000 houses in Baleendah district, Bandung regency, were inundated after the Citarum River breached its banks on Tuesday. Floodwater up to 1.20 meters has inundated the area since late Monday, sub-district head Mochamad Usman said. The floods also cut roads between Baleendah and Rancamanyar.  The overflow of the Citarum River is being blamed on high precipitation in upstream areas.  


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