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Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 77

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Sentani, March 17, 2019 (Xinhua) A mother holds her child near a collapsed fence after flash floods in Sentani, Indonesia, on March 17, 2019. Sixty-three bodies have been retrieved after flash floods hit Indonesia's easternmost Papua province on Saturday night, and a search and rescue operation is still ongoing for dozens still missing, a rescue team member said on Sunday. (Xinhua/Ikha/IANS) by .
A mother holds her child near a collapsed fence after flash floods in Sentani, Indonesia,

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia’s Papua province has increased to 77, authorities said…reports Asian Lite News

Sentani, March 17, 2019 (Xinhua) A mother holds her child near a collapsed fence after flash floods in Sentani, Indonesia, on March 17, 2019. Sixty-three bodies have been retrieved after flash floods hit Indonesia's easternmost Papua province on Saturday night, and a search and rescue operation is still ongoing for dozens still missing, a rescue team member said on Sunday. (Xinhua/Ikha/IANS) by .
A mother holds her child near a collapsed fence after flash floods in Sentani, Indonesia,

A disaster management official said that of the 116 injured, 41 were seriously wounded after the floods and landslides hit villages in Jayapura district on Saturday night.

The toll was expected to further rise as many people remain missing, the official said.

“The number of victims may exceed the current figure as our personnel are searching for the missing persons,” the official told Xinhua.

Over 4,000 people have been evacuated and taken shelter on higher grounds.

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