At least 179 people died following a typhoon in Indonesia

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According to government sources in Indonesia, at least 179 people have been killed in a typhoon that hit the eastern Nusa Tenggara province of the country.

At least 179 people have died and 47 have gone missing following the typhoon which has been named Seroja, deputy governor of the region said on Monday evening.

Dozens of people were killed in floods and landslides in Indonesia just a few days ago.

Hundreds were displaced. However, provincial officials told a virtual press conference on Tuesday afternoon that the number of displaced people had dropped.

Officials say a total of 7,895 people are currently living in temporary shelters.

Previously, 34,838 people affected by the floods and landslides had been living in temporary shelters. Houses, roads, and bridges were also destroyed in the flood and landslide-affected areas.

Publish : 2021-04-13 21:29:00

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