By Nicky Aulia Widadio
JAKARTA (AA) - At least 21 people died and 63,608 were displaced due to floods that inundated 11 regencies and cities in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province, an official said Wednesday.
Military commander Brig. Gen. Firmansyah said the floods were caused by heavy rains which have battered the region since Jan. 12.
“As many as 342,987 people were affected and 66,763 houses inundated,” said Firmansyah at a virtual news conference.
The flood also inundated a number of public facilities including roads, 21 bridges, 110 houses of worship and 76 schools.
“Crop failures could be seen across more than 18,000 hectares of agricultural land in 11 districts or cities due to floods,” the military official added.
Previously, President Joko Widodo said the floods in South Kalimantan were the largest in the past 50 years.