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Cyclone kills 19, most under landslide, on Indonesian island of Java

  • Published at 03:01 PM November 29, 2017
Cyclone kills 19, most under landslide, on Indonesian island of Java
Villagers walk in flood waters after heavy rain hit Hadiwarno village in Pacitan, Indonesia November 28, 2017 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken November 28, 2017 Reuters

Video footage showed rivers overflowing and roads and villages submerged in brown water after the storm struck on Tuesday

A tropical cyclone killed 19 people on the Indonesian island of Java, officials said on Wednesday, with most of the victims caught under a landslide.

Video footage showed rivers overflowing and roads and villages submerged in brown water after the storm struck on Tuesday.

“19 people have died, thousands of homes have been flooded and other damage has been caused,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the Disaster Mitigation Agency, said on Twitter.

Two nearby airports were briefly closed but had since reopened. Flights around Indonesia have been disrupted due to the eruption of a volcano on the neighboring holiday island of Bali to the east.

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