20 Mar 2019

Death toll from Papua flooding rises as evacuations continue

From , 4:04 pm on 20 March 2019

Indonesian officials say the death toll from flooding and landslides in Papua has risen to 89.

The region around Papua's capital Jayapura, near the border with Papua New Guinea, has been identified as the worst affected area.

Johnny Blades reports that disaster response teams are still working to move people away from the areas that are inundated and at ongoing risk.

Flooding in Jayapura

Photo: Jubi