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Indonesia lifts emergency state after fatal floods, landslides




(MENAFN) A senior disaster official declared that the emergency state of Indonesia's western Bengkulu Province has been halted on Saturday after floods and landslides claimed 30 lives and left huge infrastructure property losses in the past two weeks as the region was trying to recover.

Rescuers were still looking for four uncounted people who were thought to be drifted away by the flood or trapped in landslides in Bengkulu Tengah district.

Leader of emergency department of the provincial disaster management agency Syamsudin confirmed that heavy downpours began to hit the province in Sumatra Island on April 26, swelling rivers and bursting banks.

He added: "Many wells of the residents were submerged during the floods, so that medical teams are now working hard, taking measures to decontaminate the water".

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Indonesia lifts emergency state after fatal floods, landslides

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