Flash floods in Indonesia's Papua province have killed as a minimum forty two human beings, local officers stated Sunday.

in addition, at the least 21 people have been reportedly left injured.

The flash flooding changed into because of torrential rain, which hit the provincial capital of Jayapura beginning Saturday.

The water had submerged greater than 150 houses within the Sentani vicinity close to Jayapura, said Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the country wide disaster control company.

He added that 9 villages in Jayapura were flooded.

The water also brought on landslides within the region.

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cmb/cmk (dpa, Reuters)