NGAWI - Already 23 residents from the district of Ngawi, eastern Java, have died as a result of the flooding of the Bengawan Solo river since a few days back. The regional disaster team in the district of Ngawi has said that most of the deceased were elderly. They probably died because they got sick soon after their houses were flooded by waters from the Bengawan Solo.
The regional disaster team expects that the death toll is expected to rise. Until this moment they are still searching for victims. Since the flooding started, some 6,350 residents kept living in evacuation camps and in meeting houses.