Source: China State Council Information Office
At least 44 people were killed and the number of victims may rise after flash floods and landslides hit East Nusa Tenggara province in central Indonesia on Sunday, Spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency Raditya Jati told Xinhua.
The spokesman said that nine people were injured when the natural disaster hit Flores Timur district and Bima district.
The disaster buried dozens of houses, swept away several others houses and destroyed five bridges.
Earlier the agency reported that the disaster killed at least 23 people.
Most of the victims were found in Flores Timur district, according to Jati.
Unfavorable weather conditions have hampered access to the impacted areas, he said.
All the wounded persons have been treated at nearby health clinics, he said.
Risk assessments of the impact of the natural disaster have been undertaken, according to Jati.
The meteorology and geophysics agency has forecast that heavy downpours, strong winds and huge waves may occur within a week, he said.