66 people died in Indonesian capital due to flooding

Source : 112 Ukraine

Heavy rains and thunderstorms forecast for coming days
18:38, 7 January 2020

112 Agency

The number of victims of powerful floods in the Indonesian capital - the city of Jakarta - has reached 66 people, and two more people are missing. CNN reports this.

"Jakarta and its surrounding areas have been pounded by torrential downpours since New Year's Eve, causing flooding and landslides that forced thousands to flee their homes. More than 173,000 residents were seeking refuge on Friday, Indonesia's state-run Antara news agency reported," - the report said.

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More than 35 thousand people are still in government buildings, schools, and shopping centers, which have turned into temporary shelters. In addition, almost 150 thousand residents were resettled in the city of Bekas, east of Jakarta. The search for missing persons also continues.

Despite the fact that the water has slightly diverged, up to 122 mm of precipitation is forecasted in Jakarta and in the central regions of Java. This can trigger new dangerous flooding.

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