Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Some parts of Indonesia could be hit by landslides and floods before April 2013, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, on Thursday.

"A total of 315 districts and cities in Indonesia could be hit by floods. 60.9 million people could be affected as a result. In addition, 270 districts and cities in Indonesia could be hit by flash floods," he said.

Sutopo added that Indonesia is more likely to be hit by hydro-meteorological disasters such as floods, landslides, whirlwinds, droughts and high tides, than geological, social and biological disasters.

According to him, global warming results in hydro-meteorological disasters.

Sutopo said apart from landslides and floods, cold lava floods may occur near Mount Merapi (Yogyakarta province), Mount Gamalama (North Maluku), Mount Bromo (East Java), Mount Lokon and Mount Soputan (North Sulawesi).(*)

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