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Pasuruan flood victims cry for assistance

Residents in five districts of Pasuruan regency, East Java, are in dire needs of logistic aid after a huge flood hit their areas on Saturday afternoon.

Tempointeraktif.com reported that residents were searching for clean water as wells in their houses were inundated by the flood.

“We also need blankets and food,” Hari Wibisono, one of the residents, said on Sunday.

The regency administration and the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has set up three public kitchens to prepare food for the victims.

Three people were reportedly killed and another is still missing. Residents are working together to clean up their houses and many residents are staying in mosques and schools. Officials are repairing embankments to prevent further overflowing water. (ewd)
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