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More rescue teams sent to cyclone-hit Indonesian areas

Additional rescue workers were being flown in as scores of people were still missing on Wednesday after a tropical cyclone devastated several islands in eastern Indonesia

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2021 5:11 AM GMT

JAKARTA: Additional rescue workers were being flown in as scores of people were still missing on Wednesday after a tropical cyclone devastated several islands in eastern Indonesia, officials said.

At least 126 people were killed and 74 missing after floods, landslides and a volcanic avalanche hit a group of islands in East Nusa Tenggara province over the weekend, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).

Search and rescue teams will travel to the affected areas on Hercules C-130 cargo aircraft from Makassar in South Sulawesi, Bali and nearby Flores island, dpa news agency quoted NDMA spokesman RadityaJati as saying.

"Police and soldiers will also join the search for the missing," he said. (IANS)

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