Death toll in Indonesia and Timor-Leste from catastrophic floods rises to 157

Death toll in Indonesia and Timor-Leste from catastrophic floods rises to 157

The Guardian

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Dozens are still missing and thousands have been left homeless after a tropical cyclone hit over the weekend

At least 157 people have been killed in Indonesia and neighbouring Timor-Leste with dozens more still missing after a tropical cyclone battered the south-east Asian nations, leaving thousands homeless, authorities said on Tuesday.

Indonesia’s disaster management agency said it had recorded 130 deaths in a cluster of remote islands near Timor-Leste, where another 27 have been officially listed as dead.

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