Several areas in Serang city were flooded. For this part, water and air police personnel from the Banten provincial police evacuated the flood-affected people.
Serang, Banten (ANTARA) - Four out of the six sub-districts of Banten’s provincial capital, Serang, were flooded following heavy rainfall on Monday evening, the Serang City Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) informed.

The flood, which was triggered after several rivers breached their banks, hit 10 housing complexes the hardest, the agency said.

"Of the six sub-districts in Serang city, four sub-districts bore the brunt of the flood,” Head of Serang city BPBD Diat Hermawan informed on Tuesday

Two people were killed due to landslide and electrical shock due to flooding, he said.

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Padma Raya on KH Jamhar Street and Kaujon Buah Gede were among the worst-affected housing complexes, he added.

Commander of the Banten provincial police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Unit, Senior Commissioner Dwi Yanto Nugroho, said a Search and Rescue (SAR) team had been dispatched to evacuate residents from flood-affected areas.

In anticipation of the flood, the Brimob Unit had readied personnel in accordance with the Banten provincial police chief's instruction, he added.

“In accordance with the police chief's instruction, personnel from the Brimob Unit helped flood-affected people,” he said.

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In addition, several water and air police personnel from the provincial police evacuated flood victims from Rahayu Residence Housing in Serang, he added.

"Several areas in Serang city were flooded. For this part, water and air police personnel from the Banten provincial police evacuated the flood-affected people," head of the Water and Air Police Directorate of the Banten provincial police, Senior Commissioner Giuseppe Reinhard Gultom, said.

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