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    Death Toll Rises in Indonesia Floods

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    The death toll in the aftermath of flash flooding in Indonesia rises to at least 89. Search and rescue teams are struggling with minimal resources.

    The death toll in the aftermath of flash flooding in Indonesia continues to rise -- now reaching at least 89 people.

    Dozens remain missing.

    On Monday, torrential rains lead to the flooding which swept through the town of Wasior on Indonesia's West Papua.

    Now rescue teams move at a slow pace, hampered by a lack of equipment and few volunteers.

    Temporary health and living facilities have been erected for the victims, taking the place of healthcare centers destroyed by the floods.

    At the local airport, workers try to clear the runways so aid flights can land with supplies.

    Monday morning's flash flooding came just as many residents were starting their days.

    Houses and bridges were damaged as the flood waters quickly rose to five metres high.

    Indonesia's government said most of the country is still experiencing heavy rains, strong winds, and continuing floods.