Flash floods

Kompas – October 16, 2010
Flash floods

Once upon a time in Wasior...

The government has rejected charges by environmental activists who blame illegal logging for the deadly October 4 flash floods in Wasior, West Papua, which left 144 dead and thousands more injured and homeless. In a flying visit to the district President Yudhoyono claimed that he had seen aerial photographs and found no visible signs of forest damage, insisting that the remnants of logs around the area were not the result of illegal logging but ‘uprooted trees’.