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50 Dead after flash floods in Indonesia

flash floods and multiple landslides have cost in the Indonesian province of Papua, dozens of people the lives. According to police sources, from the Sunday, around 50 dead bodies in the hospitals of the provincial capital of Jayapura were counted.

After heavy rainfall several villages in the Region of the water masses had been flooded, as a spokesman for the national civil protection announced. Alone in the area of Sentani, therefore, more than 150 houses were flooded.

numbers and A further increase of the victim is to be feared, said the authorities spokesman. Rescue teams tried to get access to other disaster areas. The high water decreased according to the figures, however, had to continue to be people brought to safety.

Floods in the Southeast Asian country, especially in the rainy season from October to April. In January had come in Floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, about 70 people have been killed. (chk/sda)

Created: 17.03.2019, 04:46 PM

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