JAKARTA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) - Flash floods in West Papua in easternmost of Indonesia have killed 97 people and seriously injured 84 others with 66 missing, rescuer said on Wednesday.
The floods also left 873 people suffering from minor injury, rescuer at the Search and Rescue Office in West Papua Akit Pramono told Xinhua by phone from the office.
Heavy rains triggered the floods in Wasior town of Teluk Wondama in Monday morning, destroying most of infrastructures, cutting off telecommunication and cutting electricity supply, officials said.
Airport could not operate and four bridges collapsed, they said.
Emergency relief aid has been underway to the scene, National Disaster Management Agency said.
Floods and landslides frequently happen in Indonesia particularly during the wet season, which annually and regularly take place from December to April, but for this year it started much earlier.