Banjarnegara encumbered by 25 landslides since early January 2020

Banjarnegara encumbered by 25 landslides since early January 2020

Workers and volunteers clear up mud on the Banjarnegara-Karangkobar Road, Central Java, following a landslide that hit Banjarnegara District on Jan 9, 2020. ((ANTARA/HO-BPBD Banjarnegara/h-fdh)

A total 25 landslides have struck since early January 2020
Banjarnegara, Central Java (ANTARA) - Some 25 landslides affected Banjarnegara District, Central Java Province, since early January 2020, an official of the local disaster mitigation office (BPBD) stated.

The landslides struck several locations, including in the Sikelir hike, Wanyasa Sub-district; Sumberjo Road in Pejawaran Sub-district; and a residential area in Sipreng Hamlet in Kalibening Sub-district, Arief Rahman, acting head of the Banjarnegara BPBD, remarked here on Tuesday.

Furthermore, a cliff landslide hit Ratamba road and several other roads in Karangkobar Sub-district.

"A total 25 landslides have struck since early January 2020," he stated.

He noted that the five sub-districts of Wanayasa, Banjarmangu, Susukan, Pagentan, and Punggelan in Banjarnegara were prone to landslides during the rainy season.

In the meantime, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) recorded that flash floods and landslides in early January 2020 had claimed no less than 60 lives on Java Island.

The flooding swamped a wide range of areas in various sub-districts in the provinces of Jakarta, West Jakarta, and Banten, the agency's spokesman, Agus Wibowo, noted in a press statement.

The flash floods, caused by high-intensity rainfall for some days, submerged several areas of 18 sub-districts in Bekasi District, 17 sub-districts in Jakarta, and 13 sub-districts in Bogor District and Tangerang City respectively.

The disaster also affected 12 sub-districts in Bekasi City, 11 sub-districts in Depok City, and six sub-districts in Lebak District, Bogor City, and Tangerang Selatan City respectively.

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