ACTNews, MALANG – High-intensity rain in Batu, East Java on Thursday (11/4/2021) afternoon had caused devastating flash floods that ravaged people’s settlements both in Batu and Malang Cities.
Based on the data gathered by Aksi Cepat Tanggap, as of Saturday (11/6/2021) at 7 am Western Indonesian Time, 10 were killed and 24 are still missing after the flash floods.
“Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rojiun, we send our heartfelt condolences for the death of 10 people who were killed by the flash floods in Batu and Malang. In this early November, we were shocked by the heartbreaking news about the flash floods that hit our fellow brothers and sisters in East Java,” said Kusmayadi from ACT’s Emergency Response team.
Kusmayadi continued, flash floods that ravaged Batu and Malang have caused immense material losses. A total of 61 houses and 28 units of cars and motorcycles were damaged, followed by damages to 2 bridges caused by the vast current.
Locations affected by floods in Batu City are including Sumber Brantas, Bulukerto, Tulungrejo, Punten, and Pandanrejo Villages in Bumiaji District, as well as Sidomulyo Village in Batu District.
As for Malang City, there are Kota Lama Village in Kedungkandang District, Jatimulyo Village in Lowokwaru District, as well as Samaan and Rampal Celaket Villages in Klojen District.
“Currently, a total of 425 evacuees are in dire need of assistance including meal packages, staple food, drinking water, clothes, diapers, sleeping mats, and blankets. Meanwhile, from the health sector, residents are in need of medicines and vitamins,” Kusmayadi concluded.