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May 15, 2024 3:49 PM

Indonesia’s toll rises to 62 from deadly Sumatra floods, 25 still missing

The death toll from weekend flash floods and mud slides in Indonesia's West Sumatra province rose to 62 on Wednesday, authorities said, while rescuers were searching areas near rivers for 25 people who are still missing. Officials said some of those earlier unaccounted for were found dead during the day, which lifted the toll from 58 reported in the morning. A video shared by the national disaster management agency BNPB showed logs, rocks and mud strewn over roads, collapsed bridges and houses...

May 4, 2024 10:22 AM

Floods in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi kill 14

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed 14 people in South Sulawesi, while 115 people were evacuated, the country's disaster management agency said on Saturday. The early morning floods in Luwuk Regency affected more than 1,300 families and damaged more than 1,800 houses, though water leves have since started to recede in some areas, the agency said. (Reuters)...

May 1, 2024 2:31 PM

Evacuation continues following Indonesia’s Ruang volcano eruption

Hundreds residents of Indonesia's Tagulandang island were waiting at the island's port to be evacuated on Wednesday, footage from National Search and Rescue Agency showed, while grey smoke continued to erupt from Ruang volcano. Indonesia's Ruang volcano erupted on Tuesday, spewing lava that prompted authorities to evacuate more than 12,000 people from the nearby Tagulandang island. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) raised the alert status of Ruang to the high...

April 30, 2024 12:11 PM

Indonesia’s Ruang volcano erupts again, alert status at highest

Indonesia's Ruang volcano off the island of Sulawesi erupted on Tuesday, spewing ash and lava, after an eruption earlier this month led to hundreds of evacuations and an airport closure. The country's Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) raised the alert level to the highest following the morning eruption, urging residents not to get near the volcano, according to its website. The island of Ruang in the province of North Sulawesi is home to more than 800 residents, m...

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