12 Tewas di Kintamani Bali Akibat Tanah Longsor

12 Dead in Landslides on Indonesia`s Bali

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


12 Tewas di Kintamani Bali Akibat Tanah LongsorFoto: MailOnline

DUA BELAS tewas, termasuk tiga anak-anak, yang menjadi korban bencana tanah longsor lantaran hujan lebat melanda beberapa desa pada Jumat.

Beberapa rumah tertimbun tanah longsor dan rusak parah akibat bencana tersebut, yang terjadi pada Kamis malam hingga Jumat dini hari di Kecamatan Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Provinsi Bali.

"Hujan lebat yang terjadi sepanjang hari pada Kamis mengakibatkan tanah longsor di tiga desa dan 12 orang tewas," kata Juru bicara Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Tiga anak berusia satu, tujuh dan 10 tahun turut tewas di dua desa. Lima orang terluka, tiga dari mereka luka parah.

Petugas BNPB setempat mengatakan warga desa dievakuasi dari daerah yang terdampak bencana - cukup jauh dari destinasi wisata Kuta dan Sanur - dan tidak ada yang dikabarkan hilang.

Tanah longsor dan banjir kerap terjadi di Indonesia yang luas, terutama selama musim hujan selama enam bulan dan puncaknya pada Januari dan Februari.

Pada Desember 2016, 29 orang tewas dan 19 orang lainnya dikabarkan hilang ketika banjir dan tanah longsor melanda Garut di sebelah barat Provinsi Jawa Barat.

Bali, yang dihuni mayoritas penganut Hindu di Indonesia yang menjadi negara dengan populasi Muslim terbesar di dunia, menjadi tujuan wisata yang dikenal di mancanegara.

saku Hindu di mayoritas Muslim Indonesia, adalah tujuan wisata populer yang menarik jutaan pengunjung asing ke pantai berpohon kelapa setiap tahun seperti dikutip AFP yang dilansir MailOnline.

TWELVE Indonesians, including three children, have been killed on the holiday island of Bali after landslides triggered by heavy rains engulfed several villages, an official said Friday.

Several houses were also buried and badly damaged in the incident, which took place overnight from Thursday to Friday in Kintamani district in central Bali.

"The extreme rain that occurred all day on Thursday has triggered landslides in three villages and 12 people have died," disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Three children, aged one, seven and 10, died in two of the villages. Five people were injured, three of them seriously.

Local disaster agency officials said villagers had been evacuated from the affected areas -- far from the popular beach resorts of southern Bali -- and no one else was believed to be missing.

Landslides and flooding are common across the sprawling Indonesian archipelago, particularly during the months-long rain season which peaks in January and February.

In December, 29 people died and 19 others were left missing when floods and landslides hit Garut in the west of Indonesia's main island of Java.

Bali, a pocket of Hinduism in Muslim-majority Indonesia, is a popular tourist destination that attracts millions of foreign visitors to its palm-fringed beaches every year.