Indonesia: Another flood hits Bandung, two more cars carried away

Arya Dipa Arya Dipa The Jakarta Post 10 Nov 16;

Flooding has again hit Bandung after heavy rain poured down on the capital city of West Java on Wednesday evening with two minivans getting swept away by water on Jl. Pagarsih.

“The cars parked in the area were carried away by the floodwater. One of the cars moved 25 meters and approached the nearby Citepus River, but it was recovered. The other car is still missing,” West Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said.

A minivan was previously carried away by floodwaters at the same location when many areas were inundated by the overflowing Citepus River at the end of October. The car was found and recovered after a five-hour search.

Besides the two cars, several cars and motorcycles were stalled in the Cibaduyut area because of the depth of the floodwaters.

Bandung Mayor Ridwam Kamil said his administration had asked a developer of an apartment in the Pagarsih area to build an artificial lake to accommodate flooding.

To anticipate floods in the Gedebage area, the eastern part of the city, Ridwan said the administration also planned to build an underground reservoir for Rp 23.6 billion. “Now it’s in the bidding process.” (jun)

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