Floods, landslides impact Bandung, West Bandung districts in West Java

Floods, landslides impact Bandung, West Bandung districts in West Java

A landslide in Saguling Sub-district, West Bandung District, on Feb 17, 2020. (FOTO ANTARA/HO-BPBD KBB/h-fdh)

Bandung, West Java (ANTARA) - Incessant heavy rains on Sunday triggered the Citarum River to overflow its bank and caused floods and landslides in the districts of Bandung and West Bandung in West Java Province.

The three sub-districts of Baleendah, Dayeuhkolot, and Bojongsoang in Bandung District bore the brunt of the natural disasters, according to information from the local disaster mitigation office (BPBD) here on Monday.

Spokesman of the Bandung BPBD Enjang Wahyudin stated that floodwaters reached a height of up to 1.5 meters in Dayeuhkolot and affected tens of thousands of local villagers.

In Bandung District, landslides hit Padasuka Village, Cimenyan Sub-district, and Cipelah Village, Rancabali Sub-district, while an embankment burst in Panyadap Village, Solokan Jeruk Sub-district, and affected some 400 households.

No fatalities were reported in the natural disasters.

In the meantime, in West Bandung District, landslides and flash flood hit Jayamekar Village, Padalarang Sub-district, damaging several homes and a school building, according to West Bandung BPBD Head Duddy Prabowo.

Flash floods submerged houses in Campakamekar and Padalarang villages in Padalarang Sub-district.

In Saguling Sub-district, a landslide cut off road access to several residential areas.

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