North Sulawesi hit by landslides

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February 18, 2013. The current rainy season has repeatedly contributed to the landslides in different parts of Indonesia. At this time, the natural disaster occurred in the capital of the province of North Sulawesi. Together with landslides in the city collapsed and flooding.

It is learned that over the weekend number death toll has reached 13-man. Three of the victims from the province of Jambi on about. Sumatra, including a 14-year-old, could not cope with the gushing stream of water while swimming and drowned. Similarly, another fisherman was killed in a small canal. Flood in this place there after a strong rise of the water level in the rivers, due to the constant downpours. 1.2 million Indonesians had to urgently evacuate to existing camps, where they are prepared daily necessities and food. Evacuation process is much more complex coming water. Rescuers admit that the death toll could rise, as there were reports of landslides in other areas Sulawesi and Sumatra. Environmentalists strongly believe that number landslides and floods in Indonesia is increasing every year due to the massive deforestation and the lack of any action to update the forests.


Indonesia once again suffer from landslides and floods

February 18, 2013. Indonesian territory collapsed landslides and floods. This was facilitated by prolonged rains that caused severe elevation of the water level in the rivers.

The death toll in the capital of the province of North Sulawesi is 13. Is known about the three victims from the island of Sumatra, including a 14-year-old boy who drowned while swimming. Similarly, a fisherman drowned, unable to cope with the flow of gushing water. Under the disaster were more than a thousand buildings. Most of them are completely destroyed.

About 1.2 thousand indigenous people in the country had to be evacuated from the disaster zone in special camps, where they were provided food and other essential items. Evacuation is complicated by constantly coming water.

Forecasters do not give a comforting forecasts, the weather in the near future will not change, so there is a danger of vanishing of new landslides.

Every year, natural disasters of this kind only intensified. This is due to deforestation and the lack of measures to combat soil erosion.

Source: News Gismeteo

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