Jakarta

Death toll in Jakarta floods
rises to 12

Jakarta flooding has claimed the lives of 12 people living in the Greater Jakarta as of Friday, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

"Of the 12 people, nine were residents of West Jakarta, one of East Jakarta, one of South Jakarta, while [the residence of] another one was not known," agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho reported on Friday.

The causes of death varied from electrocution to hypothermia and drowning.

The victims were identified as Angga, 13, of Grogol Petamburan; Lusiana, 72, and Sugito, 80, of Tambora; Mak Inah, 82, of Kampung Pulo; Masuriyah, 50, Mujiyo, 46, Muhammad Haikal, 2, and Udin Wahyudin, 34, of Cengkareng; Raif Anjar Agasi, 13, of Tanjung Duren; Solahuddin, 35, of Kalibata Pulo; Untung Kusnadi, 82, of Kebon Jeruk; and Wahyudi, 26, of Pancoran Glodok;

The floods have inundated 32 districts and 102 subdistricts across Jakarta, displacing more than 18,000 residents.

Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo declared a state of emergency would be in effect until Jan. 27.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts that rains will continue to pound the capital until mid February.

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