Updated: 02/24/2014 00:40 | By Agence France-Presse

Landslides in Indonesia's Papua kill 11, two missing

Eleven people have been killed and two others are missing after torrential rain triggered landslides in Indonesia's remote eastern Papua province, an official said Sunday.


Landslides in Indonesia's Papua kill 11, two missing

A convoy of ambulances wait at Jayapura airport in Papua region on August 6, 2009 following an air crash - by Banjir Ambarita

The landslides hit parts of Jayapura, the capital of the province, after heavy rains Saturday night, said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

They engulfed buildings in the city, leaving 15 houses badly damaged and 40 houses lightly damaged, he said.

Deadly landslides and flooding are common during the vast archipelago's six-month rainy season.

Widespread flooding in the capital Jakarta in January left five people dead and more than 60,000 displaced.

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