Indonesia president to visit Papua disaster zone

There is no evidence of such mismanaging natural resources as accused by environmentalists.

The Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is expected to visit the Wasior area of West Papua which has been hit by floods that killed more than 145 people.

This comes after the President had ordered that rehabilitation and reconstruction start as soon as the relief operation finished.

The government told the press that the mudslides were not the result of illegal logging. There is no evidence of such activity nearby.

A flash flood struck Wasior in Wondama Bay regency on Oct. 4. As of Monday, the death toll was 145 and 103 were reported missing. More than a thousand residents fled their homes while dozens were still hospitalized.(wpnn)

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