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Jakarta floods reveal city's crumbling infrastructure

Jakarta floods reveal city's crumbling infrastructure

Updated 21 January 2013, 22:36 AEDT

The clean up in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has begun as the floodwaters which inundated the city last week begin to subside.

At least 20 people are confirmed to have died and as many 50,000 have been left homeless.

And the danger has yet to pass, with the heavy rain forecast to continue this week.

Many in the city are pointing their fingers at the local and central governments, who they say have failed to maintain Jakarta's essential infrastructure and flood defences.

Correspondent: Katie Hamann

Speaker: Fook Cheung Eng, water and sanitation expert, World Bank

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