Video: Torrential Rain Wipes Out Bridges in Indonesia

Villagers wade through flood water at the Saladi village in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra on October 13, 2018. - At least 10 people are dead when heavy rain led to flash floods and landslide in Indonesia, an official said on October 13. (Photo by AGUS SALIM / AFP) (Photo credit …

Heavy flooding triggered by torrential rain washed out several bridges in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra Monday.

Drone footage captured the extent of damage to the Kayu Tanam bridge in West Sumatra province after rains brought heavy flooding to the region. The bridge’s collapse shut down the main highway between Padang, West Sumatra’s capital, and Bukittinggi. Budi Mulya, Padang Pariaman Regency’s regional disaster management director, told Indonesian news outlet Detik that an estimated five bridges sustained damages.

Last week, heavy flooding and mudslides killed five people in Bali and destroyed 375 homes in Semarang city. Local reports state four people are still missing after torrential rain lashed parts of Pacitan, East Java Province.


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