Banjir around Lahat, Sumatera Selatan: Impact of Flash Floods in 6 Districts and 3 Submerged Villages

After the epidemic, natural disasters are harming or impacting human lives. We are often hearing many natural disaster cases over the last 2 years and much destruction and human loss have been reported. We can fight lethal diseases but we can’t stop natural disasters at least we can take precautions. But sometimes in front of such lethal disasters, our all precautions got failed. One more natural disaster has been reported which brought a lot of destruction to the affected area. This disaster has pulled the attention of the world and people are searching for it and keen to know where and what kind of disaster has happened.

Banjir around Lahat, Sumatera Selatan

Banjir around Lahat, Sumatera Selatan

According to the reports, recently on Thursday, 9th March 2023, South Sumatra was struck by flash floods. The catastrophe happened after heavy rains flushed that happened around the Lahat district. Where the water in the Lematang River, Lahat Sumsel overfilled from Wednesday, 8th March 2023 to Thursday, 9th March 2023 in the morning. As a consequence of the downpour disaster, a number of the citizen’s houses were badly affected and damaged because of being swept away by the current. People are keen to know more about it and looking for many websites related to this matter.

Answering the flood disaster, the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Lahat South Sumatra (Sumsel) recorded a number of catastrophes generated by the flash floods that happened last Thursday, 9th March 2023. As per mentioned in the data, as several as 181 citizens’ houses were damaged and at the same time 1 citizen passed away. Apart from that, as per information because of the heavy rains that have struck the Lahat district for 2 days, 6 districts have been inundated. Besides it, landslides also happened in 2 sub-districts.

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Banjir around Lahat, Sumatera Selatan

Kunto Hartono, Lahat Police Chief AKBP to Media, Thursday, 9th March 2023 that “From the ephemeral data we get, there are 4 sub-districts for ephemeral floods. Concerning landslides, these are in 2 sub-districts, 2 villages.” The videos of the pandemic are making rounds all over the web and people are showing their interest in it. People are feeling sad for the citizens of the affected area and trying to provide help to them through different methods. Some organizations are collecting money and some are sending food. However, not many details related to this news are out but we are trying to fetch more and as soon as we get it we will surely share it with our readers. Till then be connected with us and we will be soon back with more information.

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