Updated: 3/20/2019 6:46:13 AM
The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia's Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said on Wednesday. Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters while at least 104 victims are confirmed to have died and 79 are unaccounted for in the aftermath of the disaster, which was triggered by heavy rain on Saturday.
Updated: 3/19/2019 1:34:09 AM
Until Tuesday (19/3/2019) in the morning, victims of the deluge Sentani in Jayapura of Papua 89 people dead, 74 missing people, 159 people injured, 6,831 people evacuate, 11,725 KK school, 350 housing units damaged, three bridges were severely damaged, severely damaged roads, 4 2 damaged Church weight, etc. said Mr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho on his Twitter account.
Updated: 3/18/2019 2:56:54 AM
The worst of the flooding took place in the town of Sentani, near the provincial capital Jayapura on Saturday evening. The spokesman for Indonesia's disaster management agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said 51 people were killed in the town and 74 injured. About 4 150 people are taking shelter in six evacuation centers. 9 houses were washed away in the town and hundreds of others flooded in neck-high water and mud. In addition, a Twin Otter aircraft was damaged at the Sentani International Airport, several roads and at least two bridges. "We are still assessing the damage," Sutopo said. "There will likely be more because not all affected areas had been reached."
Published Sunday, March 17, 2019
More than 42 people were killed and dozens of others went missing as flash floods hit Indonesia's easternmost Papua province Saturday night, a local disaster agency official said on Sunday.
Torrential rains had triggered the natural disaster in several villages in Jayapura district.
A total of 21 people were badly injured while 18 others suffered minor wounds, Cory Simbolon, head of the emergency unit of the provincial disaster management agency, told Xinhua.
"Dozens of people are still missing, as the flash floods hit at about 18 pm local time," the official said.
Over 3,000 people have been forced to flee home and taken shelters at safer grounds after the flash floods damaged dozens of houses, buildings, bridges and other infrastructure facilities, the official said.
Risk assessment of the disaster was being carried out by disaster officials, the official added.
Spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said emergency relief efforts have been undertaken.
Some of the aids have been distributed to the affected people and a joint post command will be set up.
He said some evacuees took shelters at the headquarters of the district office and search and rescue office.
Landslides at the upstream of a river accumulated soils at the river, hampering flows of the water.
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