The Jakarta Post
A flash flood, triggered by the swollen Batang Asam River, struck houses in Tanjung Belit village, Jujuhan district, Bungo regency, Jambi, on Monday.
'The incidence took place at about 2 a.m. local time when most people were fast asleep. After seeing the water rise, people immediately left their homes,' said villager Azhar on Tuesday.
'A nearby bridge was also engulfed by water and logs have piled up under it,' he added.
Tanjung Belit village chief Mahyudin said that besides damaging homes, the flash flood also cut off access to the village.
'As a result, the road heading to the bridge is impassable for four-wheeled vehicles,' said Mahyudin.
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