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Landslides hit Ambon, forcing victims to flee to safer area

17th July 2017 | 1.196 Views
Ambon, Maluku (ANTARA News) - Landslides, triggered by incessant heavy rains since Sunday evening, have hit several areas in Ambon City, Maluku Province.

A house located in the Batugon area incurred serious damage due to the landslide, forcing its inhabitants to flee to a safer area on Monday.

Rico Matitaputty, head of the Ambon disaster mitigation office, said landslides hit almost every sub-district in Ambon.

Other areas affected by the disaster include Batu Merah, Sirimau, Batu Gantong in Nusaniwe Sub-district and Naku and Kilang in South Leitimur Sub-district.

The incessant downpour also caused flooding in the Tanah Tinggi and Kadewatan areas in Sirimau Sub-district, among other areas.

Reported by Alex Sariwating

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