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Mining, plantations suspected to cause floods

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya, Ruslan Sangadji and N. Adri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Palu/Samarinda/Padang   /   Thu, June 13 2019   /  12:23 am
Boat people: Residents use a boat service to commute during a flood in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, on Wednesday. Floodwaters have inundated the area for six days, affecting more than 30,000 people in three districts. (Antara/Kirana Larasati)(Antara/Kirana Larasati)

Boat people: Residents use a boat service to commute during a flood in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, on Wednesday. Floodwaters have inundated the area for six days, affecting more than 30,000 people in three districts. (Antara/Kirana Larasati)More than 5,000 people fled their homes in North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi as floods submerged more areas in the regency known as mining and plantation clusters.“As of Tuesday evening, 5,703 people from six subdistricts across North Konawe have left their homes,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Wednesday.The number of displaced people has increased significantly from 4,198 people on Sunday evening.Sutopo said the massive flooding was caused after the Lalindu River, Walasolo River and Landawe River in the regency overflowed following heavy rain from June 1 to 2.The flood has damaged more tha...