Flash floods destroy 20 houses in Riau's Luda Village

Flash floods destroy 20 houses in Riau's Luda Village

Relief aid for victims of the flash flood in Luda Village, Riau Province. ANTARA/HO-BPBD

Padang Aro, W Sumatra (ANTARA) - Flash floods that struck Luda Village, Kampar District, Riau Province, recently destroyed 20 houses, a school building, and a Muslim prayer room.

At least 450 people were affected by the floods, Chief of the Information Control and Operation at the Kampar District Disaster Mitigation Board Adi Chandra stated on Friday.

No casualties or injuries were reported in the floods.

“Alhamdulillah (Thank Allah), no casualties were reported in the floods,” he remarked.

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The flood victims are in dire need of assistance, especially food stuffs, he noted.

The assistance is direly needed since the village, located in the upper reaches of Subayang River, is only accessible through river transport modes.

It takes three hours to reach Luda Village from the nearby village Gema by modes of river transport.

Luda, with a population of 450, is the oldest village in Kampar District. Most of the villagers earn their living by tapping rubber at relatively low wages.

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