15 Dead as Flash Floods and Cold Lava Hit West Sumatra

Heavy rain and volcanic activity cause devastation in Agam Regency.

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – At least 15 people have been confirmed dead after flash floods carrying cold lava from Mount Marapi struck West Sumatra, Indonesia. The Director of Achmad Mochtar Hospital (RSAM) Bukittinggi, Busril, reported that a number of victims were taken home by their families before identification.

“Temporary data shows that we received 15 deaths at RSAM,” Busril said. “Nine have been identified and the rest are in process.”

Dozens of injured victims, some with serious injuries, are also being treated at the hospital. Most came from the Bukit Batabuah and Sungai Pua areas in Agam Regency.

Ferix Sonanda, Chairman of Tagana Padang Panjang, identified some of the deceased: Adek Hendra (40), Adila (57), Resfanel (35), Suryani (52), Syaukani Sani (56), Maryam Akbar (8), Warni Bahar (64), and Shanum (3).

Rescue efforts are ongoing in Bukit Batabuah as authorities search for missing people. The floods caused significant damage to homes in the affected areas.


FAQ: Flash Floods and Cold Lava Hit West Sumatra


What happened?

  • Flash floods carrying cold lava from Mount Marapi struck West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Heavy rain and volcanic activity caused devastation in Agam Regency.

How many people are dead?

  • At least 15 people have been confirmed dead.

Are there any injuries?

  • Dozens of people are being treated for injuries, some serious, at Achmad Mochtar Hospital (RSAM) Bukittinggi.

Where did this happen?

  • The floods hit Bukit Batabuah and Sungai Pua areas in Agam Regency, West Sumatra.

Are there any missing people?

  • Yes, rescue efforts are ongoing in Bukit Batabuah to search for missing people.

What is the extent of the damage?

  • The floods caused significant damage to homes in the affected areas.

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