LATEST NATURAL DISASTERS IN INDONESIA


Floods and Landslides hit Ambon of Maluku
May 31, 2008, 5:04 pm
Filed under: Flood, Landslide

Landslides, floods hitting Ambon since Friday

Ambon, Maluku (ANTARA News) – Landslides triggered by heavy rains
have been hitting a number of locations in Ambon, Maluku province,
since Friday but there were no fatalities.

In the Tantui area, a landslide damaged a house, while in Sudirman
street, the fence of the Maluku Police`s office was broken by a
landslide.

Three houses in the Kanawa area were inundated by mud carrying tree
branches that had come from a nearby mountain slope.

Following incessant downpours, tens of houses in Batumerah village
were inundated by 30-centimeter-deep flood water, forcing local
residents to move their belongings to higher grounds.

Landslides and floods regularly hit Ambon during the rainy season,
and therefore Ambon Mayor Jopi Papilaja has banned house
construction on hill slopes which are prone to landslides.
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