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


Reuters
Updated: 17-03-2019 06:17 IST
At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesia's Papua - official

Flash floods in Indonesia's easternmost province Papua have killed at least 42 people and left 21 badly injured, a local disaster agency official told Reuters on Sunday.

The Sentani area near the provincial capital Jayapura has been hit by torrential rain since Saturday which triggered the floods, said the official, Cory Simbolon. (Reporting by Jessica Damiana; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Daniel Wallis)


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