Indonesian police deliver supplies to flood-hit Lebak
05 January 2020 | 11:22 am
Indonesian police deliver supplies by helicopter to the areas affected by floods in Lebak. Torrential rains that started on New Year's Eve unleashed deadly flash floods and landslides in the region.
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