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Heavy rains kill two in Lampung, one dead in Papuan landslide

  • Oyos Saroso H.N. and Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Bandar lampung/Jayapura   /   Sat, January 26 2013   /  07:12 am

Heavy rain and strong winds in Bandar Lampung, on Thursday afternoon caused a wall to collapse, crushing two children, while a landslide in Jayapura, Papua, killed one.

The wall of a futsal court owned by the Lampung Prosecutors’ Office collapsed at around 5:45 p.m. as several elementary school children were returning home after playing soccer in the rain.

Imam Almastada, 11, and Bisma Aldian, 9, of the SD Talang state elementary school, were killed outright.

Despite being severely injured, four other children survived and were taken to Dadi Tjokrodipo General Hospital in Bandar Lampung.

The wall collapsed after it was slammed by 3-meter-high flood-waters as the Way Kuripan River burst its banks after a two-hour downpour.

On Thursday, heavy rains from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. paralyzed main roads when they were engulfed in waters up to 1.5 meters deep. Flo...