Indonesia flood death toll rises to 21

first_imgThe flood displaced over 30,000 peopleand caused chaos across parts of the Southeast Asia’s biggest city. A girl is carried by her father across floodwaters in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jan. 2. WILLY KURNIAWAN/REUTERS JAKARTA – The death toll from flashfloods and landslides across this Indonesian capital reached at least 21 onThursday, Social affairs ministry spokesman Joko Hariyanto said. Authorities said four people haddrowned, four died in landslides and four more were electrocuted, while threedied of hypothermia. Jakarta and its surroundings are hometo over 30-million people. Over 50 people died in one of the capital’sdeadliest floods in 2007 and five years ago, much of the center of the city wasinundated after canals overflowed.(Reuters)last_img

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