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Islands in focus: Flash flood damages homes, bridge in Jambi

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Jambi   /   Wed, January 20, 2016   /  03:27 pm

A flash flood, triggered by the swollen Batang Asam River, struck houses in Tanjung Belit village, Jujuhan district, Bungo regency, Jambi, on Monday.

'€œThe 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.

'€œA 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.

'€œAs a result, the road heading to the bridge is impassable for four-wheeled vehicles,'€ said Mahyudin.

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