More than 150 flood victims in Indonesia and East Timor.
The storm is now heading for Australia
More than 150 people have already died in the catastrophic floods in Indonesia and East Timor. Dozens are reported missing in landslides in both countries, where entire villages have been devastated, AFP reported.
The rains that led to the floods and landslides were caused by the tropical cyclone Seroha. The storm is now heading for Australia.
In neighboring East Timor, torrents intensified landslides
Floods after torrential rains today killed at least 44 people on the Indonesian island of Flores, nine people were injured and five are missing, Reuters reported.
Three people have been reported dead in neighboring East Timor. 49 families have been injured on Flores Island, a spokesman for the disaster management agency said.
Dozens of houses have been flooded with mud in the village of Lamanele, and the homes of people in the eastern part of the island have been swept away by floods, the spokesman added. A bridge has fallen on the island of Adonara, east of Flores, and rescuers are working in heavy rain, stormy winds and high waves.