Meulaboh, Aceh (ANTARA) - Floods caused by unremitting heavy rains over several days have swamped 16 villages in eight sub-districts in South Aceh District, Aceh Province.

"The floods, affecting several regions in South Aceh, are caused by heavy rains and strong winds," Haslinda Juwita, a spokesperson of the Aceh Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBA), stated here on Wednesday.

In Labuhan Haji Sub-district, flooding hit the villages of Padang Baru that affected 79 families, or 237 people; Lembah Baru, with 90 families, or 271 people, impacted; and Middle Baru, with 81 families, or 245 people having to bear the brunt.

In Sawang Sub-district, floods swamped Sikulat Village impacting 21 families, or 188 people; Mutiara Village, with 51 families, or 156 people, affected; and Gampong Meuligo Village, with two families, or seven people, reeling from the inundation.

In Meukek Sub-district, flooding submerged Gampong Air Dingin Village, affecting 97 families, or 300 people.

Meanwhile, in Kota Bahagia Sub-district, floods occurred in Beutong Village, impacting 70 families, or 216 people; Ujung Gunong Rayeuk Village, affecting 99 families, or 323 people; and Ujung Gunong Cut Village, having a negative bearing on 34 families, or 91 people.

In Kluet Tengah Sub-district, floods inundated Gampong Jambo Papeun, with 18 families, or 102 people, affected; Gampong Jambo Teuka, with 10 families, or 36 people, impacted; and Gampong Si Urai-Urai, with a family of four affected. In North Kluet Sub-district, flooding hit Gampon Keude Padang that affected 30 families, or 122 people.

"Data collection is yet underway from the South Aceh BPBD on the situation of flooding in Gampong Bate Mecanang, Labuhan Haji Barat Sub-district and Gampong Alue Simerah, Samadua District," Juwita revealed.

The flooding inflicted serious damage to bridges in Labuhan Haji Barat and Samadua. Related news: Flood swamps hundreds of houses in Aceh's Nagan Raya district
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