Flood, landslide hit Palabuhanratu, Sukabumi

Sukabumi, W Java (ANTARA News) - A flash flood and landslide hit Palabuhanratu, Sukabumi District, West Java Province, since Saturday.

Citepus River overflowed and submerged a number of houses, while a landslide blocked Buniwangi road, cutting off transportation between Palabuhanratu and Sukabumi, according to information from the Sukabumi disaster mitigation office, here, Sunday.

"We are still collecting data on the number of houses affected by the flood. The floodwaters begin to subside now. The landslide cut off the road that connect Sukabumi with Palabuhanraut," Usman Susilo, head of the Sukabumi emergency and logistic unit of the local disaster mitigation office, said here, on Sunday.

The flooding damaged one house and also submerged a pier in Palabuhanratu.(*)