Chopper carrying S Sulawesi governor makes emergency landing

Makassar, S Sulawesi (ANTARA News) - A Puma Bell helicopter carrying South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo and entourage made an emergency landing in Takalar district en route to Sinkai district in South Sulawesi province due to heavy rains on Sunday.

"Heavy rains in Sinjai district throughout the day made it impossible (for the helicopter) to land there and as a result, it made an emergency landing in Takalar," spokesman for the South Sulawesi provincial government Devo Khadafi said.

Governor Limpo was supposed to arrive in Sinjai district at 02.00 p.m. local time on Sunday to inspect several flood-and landslide-hit areas in the district. However, he did not show up until 03.00 p.m.

"The agenda is cancelled due to the (bad) weather," he said. (*)

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