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Dozens of Houses Damaged by Marapi Lava Floods

Mount Marapi's flood of cold lava cut off Padang-Bukittinggi access. However, now the road is passable again.

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By
YOLA SASTRA
· 3 minutes read
Officials clean up materials carried by the rain's lahar flood from Mount Marapi in Nagari Bukik Batabuah, Canduang District, Agam Regency, West Sumatra, on Friday (5/4/2024).
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Officials clean up materials carried by the rain's lahar flood from Mount Marapi in Nagari Bukik Batabuah, Canduang District, Agam Regency, West Sumatra, on Friday (5/4/2024).

PADANG, KOMPAS — Dozens of houses were moderately to heavily damaged due to flash floods triggered by rain lava around Mount Marapi, West Sumatra. The flood is now starting to subside and officers and residents are cleaning up the remaining material carried by the current.

Rainy lahar floods, piles of deposit materials carried by the eruption, have been occurring since Friday (5/4/2024) afternoon until Saturday (6/4/2024) morning. Several villages in Agam Regency and Tanah Datar Regency have been affected by the disaster.

Editor:
NELI TRIANA
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