Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain have killed several dozen people in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua. Authorities say dozens of others have been injured, and more than four thousand people displaced.
At least 77 people are now known to have died in flash floods and mudslides in Indonesia's eastern Papua province, the disaster agency says. Two more people died in an earthquake on Lombok island.
At least two people have been killed after a 'moderately strong' earthquake hit Indonesia's Lombok tourist island. At least 77 others have lost their lives in landslides and flash floods in the country's Papua province.
Typhoon Lekima is moving northward after hitting eastern Zhejiang province, where it triggered a landslide that has left 28 dead and 20 missing. It disrupted air and rail transport and also left millions without power.
Palm oil production in Indonesia has been held responsible for cutting down vast swaths of tropical forests and killing biodiversity. Now, deforestation may also be the reason why the region is witnessing flash floods.
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