The number of victims of floods on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has risen to 8

January 8, 2013. The number of inhabitants Indonesian province South Sulawesi, victims of severe floods in the eastern region of the country has risen to eight, wrote on Tuesday, the newspaper Jakarta Post. Previously reported killed five people.

"Three people were killed in the (near) Gov, two — in Pangkepe, two — in Dzheneponto and one — in Barra", — said the head of the Office of Disaster Management (BPBD) Province Mappagio (Mappagio).

According BPBD, on Monday, the water level in the area of the capital of the South Sulawesi Makassar down to one meter, but many government offices, schools, hospitals and homes in the southern part of Sulawesi still flooded after continuing for several days of torrential rains, and many people remain in refugee camps.

"We can not go home, because we are afraid that the water level will rise again, as the rains continue," — explained inhabitant Makassar Sunarti (Sunarti).

Source: RIA Novosti

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