14 Deaths across Indonesia Attributed to Cyclone Iggy

A total of 14 fatalities in Indonesia have been blamed on Cyclone Iggy, which came close to Bali and Nusa Tenggara. Most of the deaths are a result of falling trees and there were an additional 60 people reported injured according to the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB).

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Furthermore, over 2300 houses in 35 districts and cities across Java and Bali were also reportedly damaged due to heavy rains and high winds in the past four days.

Of the 14 casualties, three people are reported to have died in Tabanan Regency in Bali. The BNPB said it was mobilizing government resources, including the military, to help render aid to affected areas.

The storms were brought by Cylone Iggy which made their way north to Bali and Nusa Tengara from the Indian Ocean to the south. Officials report that the cyclone is now headed away from Indonesia.

Source: The Beat magazine

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