Heavy rain causes floods and landslides in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Eight people died after heavy rain caused landslides and flooding in Pariaman Regency, West Sumatra Province, Indonesia.

Severe weather, including high winds and heavy rain, struck on September 29, 2021. Eight people lost their lives.

Heavy rain caused at least nine landslides in the area, according to emergency officials, with the heaviest recorded in the Lubuk Alung area. Seven people died, five were injured and 280 families were affected.

Floods also affected the area, with floodwaters up to 2 meters deep reported. A total of 338 homes were damaged, 12 of which were severely damaged or destroyed. Extensive crop areas and dozens of vehicles were also damaged.

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