At Least 42 Dead in Indonesia's Papua Province After Flash Floods - Report

© AP Photo / Bedu Saini, Serambi Indonesia, FileAcehnese youths try to pull a man to higher ground through a flooded street a moment after tsunami strike in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia
Acehnese youths try to pull a man to higher ground through a flooded street a moment after tsunami strike in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia - Sputnik International
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Indonesia's disaster agency, cited by Reuters, confirmed Sunday that at least 42 people died following flash flooding in the region.

At least 42 people died and 21 more were badly injured in the Sentani area near the provincial capital of Jayapura, that was hit by torrential rain since Saturday which triggered the floods, according to an official, Cory Simbolon, cited by Reuters.    

No other details have been revealed so far.    

Floods are common during the rainy season in Indonesia, lasting from November to March/April. 

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