Aid ships arrive in Indonesia as Tropical Cyclone Seroja claims 180 lives

Rescuers carrying mud-covered bodies in East Flores, Indonesia, April 7. The country’s navy sends two ships with food and other supplies to help 20,000 evacuees. – AFP pic, April 8, 2021.

TWO Indonesian navy ships packed with aid arrived today in a cyclone-ravaged section of the archipelago, as the disaster’s death toll rose to nearly 180 people, including dozens killed in neighbouring East Timor.

The vessels docked in hard-hit Lembata and Adonara island with hospital ships also en route to the ravaged cluster of islands in eastern Indonesia where thousands have been left homeless and dozens are still missing.

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