Indonesia: Deadly flood forces tens of thousands to leave Jakarta
02 January 2020 | 3:14 pm
Indonesian authorities launched a mass evacuation as the floods death toll continued to rise. The flash floods caused landslides and electrocutions in the capital of Jakarta, home to some 30 million people.
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