Massive Flooding Hit Gorontalo

Heavy rains that hit Bone Bolango Regency, Gorontalo, had led to severe flooding. The overflowing Bone River destroys bridges and swept away many houses.

A screenshot of a video showing the destruction of a bridge over the Bone River due to the strong flooding. (AMONG)

ACTNews, GORONTALO – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team received a video showing a bridge being destroyed and swept away by the strong current of the Rone River in Bone Bolango, Gorontalo, Thursday (6/11). The flooding caused by the torrential rain has led to a quite severe impact as many houses and public facilities were damaged.

Another video showed how the flood hit the settlement areas at night. Some residents were unable to get out of their homes that were trapped in flood and heavy rain. There were also houses that were swept away by the flooding.

The locals described that the flooding happened since Thursday noon and had not receded until later that evening. Until now, ACT and MRI have continued to monitor the latest condition of the flood.

Reported by Antaranews, the flooding in Bone Bolango damaged settlements and public facilities. The most severely destroyed houses were those on the banks of the river. Some tourist attractions, including hot springs, have also been flooded. []