Cyclone Seroja wreaks havoc in Indonesia; 128 killed,72 missing.text_fields
Jakarta: Tropical cyclone Seroja creates havoc in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, killing at least 128 people and 72 reported missing, the country's disaster mitigation agency reported on Tuesday.
Eight municipalities in the province were impacted by the tropical cyclone, according to the statement by Raditya Jati, spokesman of The National Disaster Management Agency, reports Xinhua news agency.
67 deaths were reported in Lembata district, 49 in East Flores and 12 in Alor, said Raditya Jati.
"Authorities continue to update data from rapid assessments in the field," the spokesman said.
The number of people in the province who flee their homes has reached 8,424, as floodwaters and landslides destroyed houses, public facilities, roads and bridges, Jati added.