Video: Dozens of People were Killed by Floods in Indonesia and East Timor
A spokesman for the disaster management agency in Indonesia, Raditya Jati, announces that "55 people have been killed, and the number will definitely change, while around 42 people are still missing."
More than 75 people have been killed in Indonesia and dozens are still missing.
The floods triggered by heavy rains caused devastation and landslides in the islands stretching from Flores in Indonesia to East Timor, causing thousands of citizens to flee and take shelter in shelters.
"55 people were killed, but this number will definitely change, while about 42 people are still missing," said the spokesman for the disaster management agency in Indonesia, Raditya Jati.
At least 21 people were killed in East Timor, according to Agence France-Presse.
The torrential rains wreaked havoc on the island of Flores as far as East Timor, east of the Indonesian archipelago.
Scenes from the eastern island of Flores showed flooded homes, rubble-covered roads, uprooted trees, and damaged electrical lines.
Video shows homes and bridges being swept away in Indonesia and East Timor as torrential rain brought landslides and floods to the region, leaving dozens dead. pic.twitter.com/VlJ7Hl0oOb— SBS News (@SBSNews) April 5, 2021