The western Lampung province of Indonesia has been hit by a whirlwind that has destroyed hundreds of houses in the area and claimed the lives of at least two people, while injuring six others.
Seno Aditarta, Head of the Provincial Disaster Management Agency’s Operation Uni said that the natural disaster struck the districts of Tulang Bawang and Mesuji on the night of May 20.
Seno Aditarta added that the casualties and the wounded persons were reported in Tulang Bawang district, where the disaster damaged nearly 250 houses, but on the other hand no report has been received about the impact of the whirlwind in Mesuji.
Aditarta said that relief aids have been flowing into Tulang Bawang district and will immediately be delivered to the other district.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency, has warned of heavy downpours with thunders in the province and western parts of Sumatra Island on May 22, urging residents to take precautionary measures.