19 Mar 2019

Nearly 6000 evacuated from flood affected Papua Province,

From , 4:05 pm on 19 March 2019


The Indonesian Red Cross says people in flood-ravaged areas of Papua Province are frightened as they evacuate villages destroyed by landslides and huge volumes of water following days of torrential rain.

Lake Sentani near Jayapura overflowed and rivers burst when a month's worth of rain fell over seven hours on Saturday evening.

The Papua Provincial spokeperson for Indonesia Red Cross Derek Windessy gave Jenny Meyer the latest.

The day after: an airport affected by flash flooding in Papua's Jayapura regency, 16 March 2019.

The day after: an airport affected by flash flooding in Papua's Jayapura regency, 16 March 2019. Photo: Tabloid Jubi

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