Landslide kills two in Indonesia’s West Papua

JAKARTA (Xinhua) – At least two people were killed in a landslide in Sorong city in the Indonesian province of West Papua, officials said yesterday.

The National Agency for Disaster Management’s spokesman Raditya Jati said the landslide was caused by heavy rains which occurred on Wednesday at 4pm local time, hitting several villages in three districts in the city.

The agency warned residents, especially those living in landslide-prone areas, of the risk of landslides due to high-intensity rainfalls.