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Extreme weather hits Papua, 11 dead
Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Headlines | Wed, July 15 2015, 4:58 PM
At least 11 people from three districts in Lanny Jaya regency, Papua, have died after extreme cold weather hit the area earlier this month, a local official said.
Speaking to The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on Tuesday, Lanny Jaya regional administration secretary Christian Siholait said extremely cold temperatures along with hail had occurred in Ku-
yawage, Goa Baliem and West Wano districts from July 3 to 5.
“During the three days, hail continuously fell from morning until evening. At the same time, local residents experienced extreme cold weather as the air temperature dropped to minus 2 degrees Celsius,” he said.
Christian said similar hailstorms had not occurred since 1989, when Lanny Jaya was still a part of the Jayawijaya regency.
Most local residents, he…
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