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BNPB assures proper handling of E. Nusa Tenggara evacuees

  • Djemi Amnifu

    Kupang

Kupang   /   Fri, December 4 2020   /  01:00 am
This picture taken on Nov. 29, 2020 shows evacuees at a makeshift shelter after Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted spewing a column of smoke and ash 4000 meters high, in Lembata, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).(AFP/Joy Christian)

National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo has expressed his commitment to making sure the evacuation of people affected by the Mount Ili Lewotolok eruption goes according to plan. More than 5,500 people have been evacuated to nearby makeshift shelters in Lewoleba city in Lembata regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), after Mount Ili Lewotolok experienced a series of eruptions over the weekend. Thousands sought to leave the area soon after the mountain spewed volcanic ash and smoke 4,000 meters into the air on Sunday morning, according to the Lembata Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). “I want to assess the disaster mitigation efforts myself, to make sure they are being carried out in accordance with prevailing mechanisms and regulations,” Doni said in Lembata regency on Wednesday. Doni visit Lembata on Thursday along with NTT Police chief Insp. ...