Indonesia flood death toll rises to 67: disaster agency chief

The rescue team continues the search and rescue operations for residents affected by cold lava floods at Pandai Sikek village in West Sumatra Province, Indonesia, May 14, 2024. /CFP

The rescue team continues the search and rescue operations for residents affected by cold lava floods at Pandai Sikek village in West Sumatra Province, Indonesia, May 14, 2024. /CFP

Deaths after flash floods and cold lava flow hit residential areas near one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes over the weekend have risen to 67, the country’s disaster agency chief said Wednesday.

“Some of the missing ones have been found. According to the police identification, 67 people died,” national disaster agency head Suharyanto told reporters in footage broadcast by Indonesia’s Metro TV. 

Source(s): AFP