Indonesia suffers $2.7 billion in losses from quakes, more disasters likely in monsoon season

According to Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency, the country is likely to face more natural disasters as it enters the year-end monsoon season.
According to Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency, the country is likely to face more natural disasters as it enters the year-end monsoon season.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA - Indonesia will suffer more than 30 trillion rupiah (S$2.7 billion) in losses caused by destruction from the earthquakes in Lombok, Sumbawa and Central Sulawesi, apart from the thousands of lives lost.

And the country is likely to face more natural disasters as it enters the year-end monsoon season, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has warned.

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