Three Dead, Dramatic Rescues in Australia Floods

BRISBANE Helicopters plucked dozens of stranded Australians to safety in dramatic rooftop rescues as severe floods swept the northeast, killing three people and inundating thousands of homes. The body of one man carried away by rising waters was found in the Queensland state capital Brisbane and another further north at Gympie, following the earlier discovery […]

Flash Floods Kill 15 in West Timor

KUPANG Fifteen people have been killed and one person is missing after flash floods in a village in West Timor, sending residents fleeing their homes, an official said on Thursday. Toianas sub-district chief David Kase said the flash floods hit the village in East Nusa Tenggara province on Wednesday after an hour of intense rainfall. […]

Five Police Killed in Papua Rescue-Plane Crash

JAYAPURA Five police on a mission to help flood victims in Papua were killed on Thursday when their plane crashed into a tree during an emergency landing, police said. The aircraft crashed in Nabire district of Papua province, police spokesman Wachyono said. “Five police were killed in the accident. The airplane hit a tree while […]

UPDATE 3: Flood Deaths in Papua Climb to 97

JAYAPURA The death toll from flash floods in Papua has climbed to at least 97 with dozens of people still missing, an official said on Thursday. Rescue workers were still searching for survivors from floods which hit West Papua province’s Teluk Wondama district on Monday following torrential downpours, a rescue official said. “At least 97 […]

UPDATE 2: Papua Flood Toll Rises to 86

TELUK WONDAMA The death toll from flash floods in Papua has risen to at least 86 with dozens of people still missing, an official said on Wednesday. Rescue workers were searching for survivors from the floods that hit West Papua province’s Teluk Wondama district on Monday following torrential downpours. “At least 86 people were killed […]

UPDATE 1: Papua Flash Floods Kill 56

JAYAPURA At least 56 people were killed and 24 remain missing after flash floods in a remote region of Papua, a disaster management official said on Tuesday. “We just received information from local officials there that 56 people were killed and 24 people went missing,” Dani Kismianto said. The floods were unleashed early on Monday […]

Floods in Papua Kill 26

JAYAPURA The death toll from flash floods that smashed through a remote area of Papua has risen to 26 with many victims still missing, an official said on Tuesday. “At least 26 people were killed. We are still searching for the missing people,” Papua search and rescue official Mochamad Arifin said. “There are still many […]

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