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At least 50 people have been killed in eastern Indonesia as a result of flash flooding and a landslide, Indonesia's disaster management said.
Nearly 60 people were also injured and sent to the hospital, the agency said in a news release.
As of Sunday morning, 49 of the bodies had been identified. Forty-two people were killed in the Sentani area of the provincial capital, Jayapura, Indonesia National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. Jayapura is located in Indonesia's easternmost province, Papua, which borders Papua New Guinea.
Another seven people were killed in a landslide, Papua Provincial Police Inspector General Martuani Sormin said, according to Indonesian state media Antara.
Some areas of Papua province received more than 18 inches (450 millimeters) of rain in the last three days.