Land Shifts in Bogor Destroy Houses, Roads

Land shifts hit several villages in Sukamakmur District, Bogor Regency, damaging houses and roads. Many of the locals are forced to evacuate to safety.

bogor land shifts
One of the houses damaged by land shifts in Bogor. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR REGENCY – Land shifts that occurred in Cigadel Village, RT 04/03, Sukawangi Village, Sukamakmur District, Bogor Regency damaged houses and roads that connect the villages.

The residents whose houses were damaged evacuated to the evacuation sites that have been set up.

Sukawangi Village Head Budianto said to Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) that as of Tuesday (11/16/2021), 221 residents from 63 families had evacuated from their home villages of Cigendal, Selawangi, Ganda, Cibuluh, Ciawi, and Rawa Bakti.

"Currently, the land, especially in Cigandal village, is still prone to shifting especially when it rains,” said Budianto.

The evacuees are in urgent need of staple food amid their dire circumstances.

"The items that are urgently needed by the evacuees are foods such as rice, eggs, side dishes, and other staple foods," Budianto added.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) volunteers unload aid packages to be distributed to victims of land shifts in Bogor. (ACTNews)

ACT and MRI Distribute Aid

ACT immediately responded to the disaster in Sukawangi. Along with Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) volunteers, they distributed aid packages to the affected residents.

Mahatir ACT East Nogor Program Department said that they have distributed basic needs such as rice, drinking water, soap, and gloves.

“They are still in an urgent need of other basic needs. We are inviting you to take part in helping the disaster victims," said Mahatir.[]