Palu – Two flood victims in Morowali Regency, Central Sulawesi (Central Sulawesi) until Wednesday (6/12/2019) morning, have not been found. Search efforts by rescue teams are still ongoing.
Chairman of the Generation of Lovers of Nature Morowali (Gerpawali) Central Sulawesi, Mujarmin said, the victim search team would continue the search for two residents who were lost due to flooding in Bahodopi District, Bungku Timur and Bungku Barat District.
“We have been searching for two days but the results are nil. Today we continue the search again, “Mujarmin said on Wednesday (6/12/2019) morning.
He said, besides the Gerpawali team, the Morowali Regional Disaster Management Agency also participated in the search for flood victims.
It is known that when the flood hit a number of points in Morowali, there were two people swept away. Both of them were named Bahtiar from Dampala Village and Adi from Lele Village.
Both were known to have disappeared since Monday morning and are still being searched but until Tuesday night it has not been found. Bahtiar is an employee of PT Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP) Bahodopi, Morowali Regency.
The victim disappeared on the Dampala River, since Monday (6/10/2019) morning, while trying to cross the flooded river to see his family.
The flash flood that hit Morowali since a day after Eid ul-Fitr 1440 Hijriah, resulted in four bridges in the Trans Sulawesi lane collapsing and a number of landslides and collapsed roads.
The Morowali Regional Government noted that floods affected 1,437 residents of Dampala Village, and 800 residents of Leelee Village. Floods also caused dozens of houses to be severely damaged, washed away and flooded.