Maldives tsunami death toll rises to 67 after heavy rain threatens homes, village

Maldives tsunami death toll rises to 67 after heavy rain threatens homes, village


A large scale tsunami caused by heavy rain in Indonesia has left 67 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless, state officials say.

Thousands of homes in southern island of Java have been flattened or damaged in the powerful wave that knocked out power and sent trees crashing across coastal cities and villages.

The death toll is expected to rise as more buildings are destroyed and rescuers seek to save thousands who 우리카지노have become trapped in the landslides.

The island state has declared a state of emergency after it reported at least 65 deaths in the quake, the deadliest in recorded history.

More than 11,000 have been taken to hospital, many with serious head injuries.

Ofjarvees.comficials say about 500 people remain unaccounted for, while most of the dead are believed to have been saved by nearby infrastructure.

Meanwhile, about 2,000 people have been rescued from their homes in Bali province, where another powerful tremor shook the region on Wednesday.

In the neighbouring central i바카라sland of Lombok, the death toll has risen to 27 after about two dozen people were killed when an earthquake killed at least 33 people in the city of Bulatani.

In the same town, at least 27 people, including two tourists, were killed when an earthquake killed 10 people in a house.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRA) is currently working to determine whether it needs to build a $1 billion (Cnhs3.65 billion) $200 million road network in the region of Lombok and Bulatani that could make up for the earthquake’s aftermath.

Topics: earthquake, disasters-and-accidents, indonesia, pacific

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