Floods submerge 775 homes in Langkat, N sumatra

Floods submerge 775 homes in Langkat, N sumatra

A military personnel helped a motorcyclist trapped in the floods on Jalan dr Mansyur, Medan, North Sumatra Utara, on Sunday (Sept 16) ANTARA PHOTO/Irsan Mulyadi/kye

Langkat, N Sumatra (ANTARA News)- Floods submerged at least 775 homes and rice fields, and damaged a dyke in Langkat District, North Sumatara Province, according to Irwan Sahri, head of the Langkat disaster mitigation office.

The flooding was caused by incessant heavy rains which also triggered a landslide in Setungkit village, Wampu sub-district, Sahri said here, Monday.

Among the worst affected sub-districts were Stabat, Sei Lepah, and Secanggang.

The flooding also triggered Kapak Keruk River to spill over its bank in Secanggang, and inundated farming areas measuring 30 hectares in Stabat.

The disaster mitigation office has temporary repaired the damaged dyke, with the support of local villagers.

Reporting by Imam Fauzi (f001)
Editing by Fardah