Major Flooding in Jayapura, Papua Caused by Heavy Rainfall



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jayapura in Papua is currently devastated by widespread flooding as the region experienced heavy rainfall on Thursday, January 6. It caused a number of landslides that unfortunately killed seven people and injured six. 

    Flooding also displaced 160 people; 80 of them are children and eight newborns. They are currently relocated to a evacuation site in Gurabesi, South Jayapura District. 

    The Papua Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Papua) announced that other areas affected by the 2-3 meter floods are North Jayapura, Abepura, and Muara Tami, Antaranews reported. 

    Landslides in North Jayapura killed three people in four locations; they are Nirwana, Bhayangkara, APO Bengkel, and Klofkam.

    Other Indonesian regions currently facing flood disasters up to Thursday evening include North Kalimantan, with 13 affected villages, and East Aceh that inundated 2,169 houses and displaced 2,471 people. 

    Read: Kemang Raya Flooded after Heavy Rains