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Deadly flash floods hit Indonesia

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By ITN News Editor March 17, 2019 12:58

Deadly flash floods hit Indonesia

Fast-moving water and landslides have killed at least 50 people in the eastern Papua province. The area has been pelted with torrential rain. Rescue workers are racing to find survivors.Flash floods and mudslides in Indonesia’s Papua province have killed at least 50 people and injured 59 others, local officials said Sunday.The flooding was due to torrential rain, which hit the provincial capital of Jayapura beginning Saturday.

The water has submerged more than 150 houses in the Sentani area near Jayapura, said Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.More than 4,000 people were staying in temporary shelters, with authorities, the Red Cross and volunteers helping the displaced.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 17, 2019 12:58
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