Flash floods hit Jakarta


The low-lying city is prone to flooding during the wet season which starts around November. – EPA pic, February 25, 2020.

DOZENS of Jakarta neighbourhoods were flooded today after torrential rains pounded Indonesia’s capital, less than two months after nearly 70 people were killed in some of the megacity’s worst flooding in years.

There were no immediate reports of casualties after the latest deluge, but parts of the city ground to a halt as whole neighbourhoods were swamped in muddy water, while power outages hit some districts.


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