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Tropical cyclone Seroja kills at least 128 in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara

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At least 128 people were killed and 72 others are still missing in floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said on Tuesday.

The National Disaster Management Agency’s spokesman Raditya Jati said in a statement that eight municipalities in the province were impacted by the tropical cyclone. He said 67 deaths were found in Lembata district, 49 in East Flores district and 12 in Alor district. “Authorities continue to update data from rapid assessments in the field,” the spokesman said.According to Jati, the number of people in the province who flee their homes has reached 8,424, as floodwaters and landslides destroyed houses, public facilities, roads and bridges.

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