Roads being cleared for access to Sumur

BANTEN (Indonesia) (Bernama) – It has been more than two weeks after a tsunami hit the coast of Sumur and now its residents are on their feet again to clean up the disaster-stricken area.

The cleaning up process is currently concentrated on the roads of the affected areas in collaboration with the Regional Disaster Management Agency using bulldozers to remove mud, debris and dirt covering the roads. Representative to the head of Sumur subdistrict, Adit Riwaya said some roads could not be accessed by cars or motorcycles as mud and debris bought by the tsunami were strewed on them.

“Hence, we need to clean up to make villages that have been cut off accessible again as well as to provide access for volunteers,” he said.

The tsunami in the Sunda Strait on December 22 followed an eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. It caused severe destruction to a part of the coastal area of Sumur.