Lumajang, East Java – Lumajang, East Java, experienced heavy rainfall leading to landslides and cold lava floods in the Candipuro and Pronojiwo Districts (7/7). Tragically, one family was buried in a landslide that struck their home.
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s PUSDALOPS (Center for Data, Information, and Public Relations) reported that intense rainfall occurred in Lumajang, East Java, on Friday, July 7, 2023, at 00:10 WIB. This rainfall resulted in landslides and cold lava floods in the Pronojiwo and Candipuro Districts of Lumajang.
According to the BNPB PUSDALOPS report, the heavy rainfall in Pronojiwo Sub-District triggered a landslide in Sriti Hamlet, Sumberurip Village. The landslide engulfed a house, claiming the lives of a husband, wife, and their baby.
Another landslide occurred in Candipuro District, specifically at Piketnol Cliff KM 58 Kamarkajang, a three-meter high cliff in Sumberwuluh Village, which collapsed and blocked access to the area.
Cold lava floods in Candipuro were also a consequence of the rainfall on the slopes of Mount Semeru. Residents captured video footage showing the overflow of the floodwaters mixed with cold lava material from Mount Semeru.
The flood resulted in the destruction of three bridges in Candipuro District. These bridges were located on Kali Mujur, the river bordering Malang and Lumajang, and a suspension bridge in Kaliregoyo, Sumberwuluh Village, Candipuro District.
Upon receiving this information, Human Initiative initiated evacuation efforts at two centers, namely Tupeng Village Hall and Jarit Village Hall. Currently, the Human Initiative is actively coordinating with local volunteers for assessments and collaborating with relevant agencies.
For further details on the response to these natural disasters, please refer to Situation Report #1 on the Landslide and Cold Lava Flood in Lumajang. Extend your support to Lumajang through Human Initiative at Solusipeduli.org.