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Thousands flee Jakarta floods

Thousands flee Jakarta floods

Updated 17 January 2013, 12:13 AEST

Indonesian disaster teams are preparing to evacuate up to 350,000 people as floods take hold in Jakarta.

Monsoonal downpours and swollen rivers are swamping areas of the capital. Already 10,000 people have already fled their homes and two people, including a nine-year-old boy, have drowned in the deluge. More water is on the way and authorities are concerned the situation could match the devastating 2007 floods.

Presenter: George Roberts, Indonesia Correspondent

Speakers: Umar Dani, flood victim; Alex, disaster centre volunteer; Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, member of the National disaster mitigation centre; Ibu Yanti, flood victim

 

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