Indonesia hit by monsoon floods, thousands of people evacuated

JAKARTA: Extreme floods in many parts of the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand residents on Saturday to evacuate their homes, with the country’s meteorological agency advising that the conditions were likely to persist for the next week.

Sabdo Kurnianto, the acting director of Jakarta’s disaster prevention department, said in a statement that some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from the southern and eastern areas of the capital, home to 10 million inhabitants after floodwaters reached up to 1.8 meters high in some areas.

He informed that so far no casualties have occurred. More than two dozen evacuation centers have been established across the city.

On social media, People shared population wading through shoulder-high muddy waters, vehicles were almost submerged, rescue teams also evacuated elderly citizens.

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