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Several dead after flooding in Jakarta | TIME ONLINE



At least nine people are in due to flooding after heavy rain Indonesia lost his life. According to the authorities, the capital Jakarta and surrounding cities were particularly affected by the storms.

Almost 20,000 residents had to be evacuated, shared Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan with. "The rain in Jakarta has stopped. Now we are waiting for the water to go back," he said.

A spokesman for the civil protection agency meanwhile spoke of more than 90,000 inhabitants of the Indonesian capital who had to be brought to emergency shelters. According to this, at least 90 quarters were flooded. According to the civil protection agency, a 16-year-old student was among the dead.

In some places, the floods had reached a level of three meters, said Wibowo. TV recordings and photos of the disaster control agency showed rescuers on boats who took children out of the water and older people who clung to the roofs of houses. According to Wibowo, the authorities have shut off the electricity and water supply, and local transport has stopped.

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