April 20, 2021

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Cyclone Seroja | Aid workers race to save the missing in floods in Indonesia and East Timor

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Dili, East Timor, has been hit by torrential rains and strong winds since Saturday night. Many houses have collapsed and electricity supply has been cut off. (Reuters)

Aid workers are working hard to save dozens of missing people after floods and landslides caused by Cyclone Seroja hit villages in Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 120 people and displacing thousands of others.

Aid workers are working hard to save dozens of missing people after floods and landslides caused by Cyclone Seroja hit villages in Indonesia and East Timor, killing at least 120 people and displacing thousands of others.

Cyclone Seroja turned small towns into muddy fields, uprooting trees and forcing nearly 10,000 people to take shelter in shelters.

And the Indonesian Center for Disaster Management announced the killing of 86 people in several nearby islands. Another 34 people died in East Timor.

Authorities in the Asian archipelago lowered the death toll, citing poor communication with local aid agencies.

But rescue teams in Indonesia are still searching for more than 100 missing people, sometimes using rigs to clear debris from the passage of the typhoon.

The heavy rains in recent days have caused floods and landslides that sometimes wash away homes

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