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Numerous villages flooded in Jambi

  • Jon Afrizal
    Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi | Wed, December 27, 2017 | 06:13 pm
Numerous villages flooded in Jambi A boy rides his bicycle through floodwaters and past inundated houses in Pelayangan district, Jambi, in March 2017. Hundreds of houses along the banks of the Batanghari River are flooded in the province following intense rainfall in recent days. (Antara/Wahdi Septiawan)

Floods have hit Sarolangun regency in Jambi, inundating a number of villages in the subdistrict of Air Hitam.

Baru, Semurung and Lubuk Jering are some of the affected villages.

"In Baru, 40 houses are inundated by floodwater of 25 to 60 centimeters in depth," Air Hitam subdistrict head Suryadi said on Wednesday.

However, villagers were insisting on staying in their houses, he added.

In the village of Semurung, the floods affected a school and a health facility.

The Sarolangun Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) is coordinated with district officials in dealing with the floods.

Sarolangun BPBD head Mulyadi said his office had readied three inflatable rafts for evacuations. (ipa)

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