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500 houses submerged in Indonesia.

Summary: Kotabaru, S Kalimantan, April 16, 2010, SPA -- A flood inundated about 500 houses in Dukuh Rejo village, Mentewe sub-district, Tanah Bambu regency, South Kalimantan Province, since Wednesday. Secretary of Tanah Bambu regency&'s social welfare and transmigration office, Ardiansyah,...

A flood inundated about 500 houses in Dukuh Rejo village, Mentewe sub-district, Tanah Bambu regency, South Kalimantan Province, since Wednesday. Secretary of Tanah Bambu regency's social welfare and transmigration office, Ardiansyah, said the one-meter-high flood had isolated lots of local residents and cut off roads linking Dukuh Rejo village to its neighboring villages in Mentewe sub-district. Ardiansyah said the flood water might still go up because heavy rains tended to keep showering Rejo hamlet and its surrounding areas. Meanwhile, the flood inundating the areas of Gunung Purei sub-district, Central Kalimantan Province, had receded on Thursday but tens of houses were still submerged, ANTARA reported. Head of Gunung Purei sub-district, Haderani, said the worst-flooded village was Lampeong II in which tens of houses there were still inundated. The Wednesday's flood was caused by hours of heavy rainfall, he said, adding that material losses that local residents suffered from the natural disaster were still calculated. Local humanitarian workers had distributed food packages to the flood victims, said Asil Sirait, a local government official who is in charge of handling the impact of natural disaster.

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