Indonesia – 9 Dead in Jakarta Region as Floods Worsen

The flood situation in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia, has worsened, with disaster authorities reporting at least 9 people have now died since the current floods began on 23 February.

Floods in Pekalongan, Central Java, Indonesia February 2020. Photo: BNPB

Indonesia’s disaster management agency, Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) reported on 27 February that 4 people have died in Bekasi City, 3 in Greater Jakarta and 2 in South Tangerang.

Flooding has been affected parts of Greater Jakarta over the last few days. As of 25 February, Karawang Regency and East Jakarta were the worst hit areas.

Since then flooding has affected areas of Bekasi City and the bordering Bekasi Regency, Subang Regency and parts of and Tangerang and South Tangerang in Banten Province.

BNPB said that, as of 27 February, a total of 35,891 people had been displaced in the Jakarta metropolitan area (known locally as Jabodetabek), including 13,754 in Karawang, 8,582 in Subang and 7,106 in East Jakarta.

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