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Illegal logging blamed for North Sumatra flooding

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan | Thu, July 12 2012 | 06:58 am

PREMIUM Uncontrolled illegal logging has been blamed for the flash floods in Pematang Siantar and Tapanuli Tengah, North Sumatra that have caused thousands of residents to flee their homes, some of which were submerged by floodwater 5 meters high.

Tapanuli Tengah Regent Raja Bonaran Situmeang said heavy downpours had caused the Sipan Sipahoras dam to overflow.

Situmeang said the Sipan Sipa...