1 May 2019

Parts of West Papua flood after heavy rain

11:55 am on 1 May 2019

Dozens of homes and a school in the western tip of Indonesia's West Papua province have flooded after torrential rain.

Downpours which started across the country on Sunday have submerged residential areas in Sorong, Papua's largest city.

State news agency Antara reports the floodwaters, which overwhelmed an elementary school, are around half a metre high.