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Landslides, floods kill dozens

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 19 2019   /  12:16 am
Waterlogged: Residents throng a stranded aircraft in the wake of flash floods in Sentani, Papua, on Monday. The floods forced some 4,000 people to take shelter at evacuation camps. (Antara/Zabur Karuru)

Waterlogged: Residents throng a stranded aircraft in the wake of flash floods in Sentani, Papua, on Monday. The floods forced some 4,000 people to take shelter at evacuation camps. (Antara/Zabur Karuru)At least 84 people have died following floods and landslides in Papua, Yogyakarta and Central Java over the weekend. These figures provided by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on Monday confirm the agency’s prediction that hydrometeorological disasters will be dominant again this year and reflect the risks of Indonesia’s environmental damage.Papua recorded the highest death toll with 79 people dead and 43 still missing as of Monday afternoon after a flash flood hit Jayapura regency and municipality on Saturday and Sunday. More than 11,000 families were affected by the flood while more than 4,200 people had to flee their homes.The high death toll adds to 101 deaths from hy...