Tens of houses and kiosks destroyed after heavy downpour in Indonesia’s Wasior City

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 24-Dec-2019

In the afternoon of December 23, heavy, incessant rains poured down in Wasior City in Teluk Wondama District, West Papua, Indonesia. The rains prompted the Anggris River to overflow and inundate tens of houses and kiosks and damage buildings, a local government official stated.

“At least 46 houses incurred minor to serious damage owing to the mudflow in the aftermath of the heavy rainfall,” Anthonius Alex Marani, Wasior Sub-district Head, told news agency Antara on December 24.

25-cm-thick mud swept across the floors of the houses and destroyed the items inside.

Marani noted that no casualties were reported in the disaster, adding that Wasior and Wasior II Villages bore the maximum brunt of the overflowing Anggris River.