Indonesia: Flood sweeps through three sub-districts in W. Java

Antara 19 Mar 17;

Bandung (ANTARA News) - A flood triggered by the overflowing of Citarum River swept through the three sub-districts of Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, and Bojongsoang in Bandung district, West Java, on Saturday (March 18).

"The flood was caused by rains since Saturday morning. According to our monitoring of the area, the water level in the three sub-districts reached 60 centimeters to 1.2 meters high," coordinator of the districts disaster response agency (Tagana) Dadang Wahidin said on Saturday evening.

The flood forced local residents, who had earlier fled their flooded homes, to evacuate to higher ground, he noted.

"At around 03.00pm, some residents returned home, but because of todays flood, they evacuated again," he stated.

Some 500 families are taking refuge, he added.

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