WORLD Death toll from tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia revised to 178, 47 still missing

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Death toll from tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia revised to 178, 47 still missing

Xinhua

21:19, April 13, 2021

People survey the damage near damaged vehicles in flood-affected village in Nalelamadiken on Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Multiple disasters triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in eastern Indonesia and neighboring East Timor have left a number of people dead or missing. (Photo: AP)

JAKARTA, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the tropical cyclone Seroja that recently hit Indonesia's province of East Nusa Tenggara was revised to 178 with 47 people still missing, according to the latest official data.

The death toll was revised from 179 as informed by the province's Deputy Governor Josef Nae Soi on Monday evening.

At a virtual press conference held by the country's disaster mitigation agency on Tuesday afternoon, the provincial official also said that the number of evacuees has decreased.

At least 7,895 people are still staying in temporary shelters compared to the previous number of evacuees at 34,838, according to him.

He also said that at least 259 people still suffered from injuries caused by the flash floods and landslides triggered by the cyclone earlier in April.

Floods and landslides also destroyed houses, public facilities, roads and bridges in the affected areas.

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