Papua flash floods, downpour submerges hundreds of houses

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Papua flash floods, downpour submerges hundreds of houses.

Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province, killing at least 50 people and wounding 59 others.

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The disaster in Papua province’s Jayapura district submerged hundreds of houses in neck-high water and mud, National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Sunday.

The floods and slides also destroyed roads and bridges, hampering rescue efforts.

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Nugroho said 50 bodies had been pulled from the mud and wreckage of crumpled homes by Sunday, and another 59 people were hospitalised, many with broken bones and head wounds. He said the number of dead and injured is likely to increase since many affected areas have not been reached.

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The dead included three children who drowned after the floods began late on Saturday.

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