JAKARTA: 05, NOVEMBER, 2021: At least five people dead while others were missing in flash floods from torrential rains on Indonesia's main island of Java, officials said Friday.
According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, rivers on the slopes of Mount Arjuno overflowed their banks on Thursday and their muddy waters inundated five hamlets in Kota Batu, a city in East Java province.
The agency's acting spokesperson said that rescuers retrieved a body near Brantas river basin late Thursday and four more bodies were found Friday morning.
Photos and videos released by the agency showed a damaged bridge, and houses and cars covered in thick mud. (04)