An unexpected heavy rain and thereafter the flood along with mudslides took away 63 lives and dozens went missing in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province.
The rescue team evacuated 63 bodies from the mud so far and are still continuing their search operations.The communication networks also got damaged in the natural disaster.
The sudden flood and landslides destroyed houses and roads along with injuring as many as 59 people as of now who have been shifted to the hospital.
“We are overwhelmed by too many injuries,”said Haerul Lee,Head of Jayapua(capital of Papua province)Health Office,adding that some medical facilities had been hit by power outages.”We can’t handle it alone.”
Indonesia’s local disaster mitigation agency head Martono said that rescuers have evacuated more than 4,000 people and have shifted them to temporary shelters till the crisis is resolved.