Indonesia dam burst triggers floods – Thousands evacuated

A dam burst in West Java province of Indonesia has triggered floods that affected over 15,000 people and caused evacuation.

The dam at Cimanuk river at Pilangsari village of Indramayu district burst on Monday and forced at least 4,000 people to flee home, Xinhua reported quoting Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management agency.

Displaced people are in urgent need of emergency relief assistance including food and medicine, national disaster management agency added.

Poor maintenance and heavy monsoon rain caused failure of Sayano–Shushenskaya dam in Tangerang, Indonesia in 2009 which claimed lives of at least 98 people. Earlier, Sempor dam failure in 1967 claimed lives of 2,000 people in Central Java Province of Indonesia.

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views about this natural disaster post.

Disclaimer: Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of This is a public forum.
Below views may be monitored for inappropriate content. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site. Read our privacy policy here.

Disaster Report reports recent natural disaster news 24 hours a day. A daily natural disasters list (published everyday) includes details of all (almost) natural disasters occurred worldwide. Click for recent natural disasters list.

Post a Comment (0)
Previous Post Next Post