Clean-up operation underway in Indonesia following deadly floods
22 February 2021 | 9:00 am
A mssive clean-up operation is underway in the Indonesian city of Beksai, on the eastern border of Jakarta after deadly floods submerged parts of the Indonesian capital. Five people were killed in the severe floods that submerged entire neighbourhoods in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, authorities say, as residents return to clean their homes and salvage belongings.
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Rescue operations are underway during floods in northern India's Uttarakhand, where officials say 46 have died and 11 are missing. IMAGES
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