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Two missing victims of Wasior flood found dead JAYAPURA, PAPUA - Two people who went missing in a flash flood that hit Wasior, Teluk Wondama District, West Papua Province, on Wednesday have been found dead.

"Karen Nunaki and Charles Torey, who went missing yesterday, were discovered. Their bodies have been taken by their families and buried," Payung, a staff member of the Teluk Wondama Disaster Mitigation Agency, (BPBD) said on Thursday.

Payung said his agency is still trying to confirm a report that four more residents went missing after the natural disaster, but the effort is being hampered by floodwaters. The flood destroyed three bridges, eight houses and a number of public facilities in Wasior city.

Flash floods hit three sub-districts in Teluk Wondama District, West Papua, on Wednesday morning, affecting hundreds of people. The flood-affected sub-districts are Wasior, Wondiboi and Rasiei.

The floods caused substantial damage in Kubiara and Raise. Most houses were destroyed in Raise, while in Kubiara, four houses were destroyed by the floods, Payung noted.

Wasior was badly hit by flash floods after several rivers, such as the Angris, Mangurai, Wanayo and Kabuow, in Teluk Wondama District broke their banks following incessant heavy rains. The floods also cut off all land transportation connecting Wondiboi and Kaibi.

Victims of the flash floods in Wasior are still waiting for the government to send relief aid, a local resident said. "We have yet to receive any relief aid from the local authorities," Yusuf Raunsai from Wasior said here on Thursday. In October 2010, flash floods devastated Wasior, leaving 153 people dead, 158 missing, 165 seriously injured, and 2,862 slightly injured.


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