Natural disaster in Indonesia: dozens killed in Floods

heavy rain had set on new year's eve is the capital city and the surrounding area under water, landslides it came from. The number of victims could rise even f

Natural disaster in Indonesia: dozens killed in Floods

heavy rain had set on new year's eve is the capital city and the surrounding area under water, landslides it came from. The number of victims could rise even further.

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta on new year's day: thousands had their homes photo: Reuters

JAKARTA afp | The death toll left by the Floods and landslides around the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, is increased. According to new information provided by the authorities of Thursday, at least 23 people were killed and another 21 arrived in Jakarta and surroundings, with a further two in the neighbouring Region of Lebak in the South of the island of Java. Previously had been 18 deaths.

A spokesman for the Indonesian disaster management authority said the death toll could possibly still rise. In the Region of Lebak, eight people were missing. There were reports of more deaths which were not initially confirmed.

until Thursday morning, counted the dead were drowned in the floods, have been filled up by masses of earth or died of hypothermia. A 16-Year-old was killed by an electric shock.

in Order to prevent further similar accidents, had been cut off on Wednesday the power supply in many Parts of the metropolis. A airport of Jakarta remained due to flooded runways temporarily closed, a number of train services were paralyzed.

heavy rain had set on new year's day in large parts of the Metropolitan area of Jakarta, with its approximately 30 million inhabitants, is under water. Many houses were flooded by verschlammtem water, in the outskirts of the city there were numerous landslides. According to the authorities were brought in Jakarta, around 31,000 people in security.

Updated Date: 02 January 2020, 12:00

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