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Jakarta floods leave 21 dead and 30,000 homeless

Source(s):  Guardian, the (UK)

Reuters

Torrential rain has caused flash floods to inundate large parts of Indonesia’s capital and nearby towns, killing at least 21 people and forcing thousands more to evacuate.

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Deaths were caused by hypothermia, drowning and landslides, while four died after being electrocuted by power lines, the country’s disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on its website on Thursday morning.

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City authorities have in the last few years sought to improve the low-lying city’s vulnerability to flooding during the rainy season.

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Daniel, whose neighborhood was waterlogged, told reporters of his disappointment with the city government’s efforts to mitigate the floods, which happen yearly during the rainy season.

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  • Publication date 02 Jan 2020

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