At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesia's Papua: official

JAKARTA: At least 42 folks were killed by way of flash floods in Indonesia's jap Papua province, an authentic mentioned on Sunday.

The floods in Sentani, close to the provincial capital of Jayapura, were induced by way of torrential rain on Saturday, and also left 21 folks injured.

Dozens of houses were broken by way of floodwaters, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho mentioned.


"The number of casualties and impact of the disaster will likely increase as search and rescue teams are still trying to reach other affected areas," he added.


The floods have receded, however officers are nonetheless seeking to evacuate folks.


Flooding isn't unusual in Indonesia, particularly throughout the wet season which runs from October to April.


In January, floods and landslides killed a minimum of 70 folks on Sulawesi island, while earlier this month masses in West Java province were forced to evacuate when torrential rains induced severe flooding.
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