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Livestock evacuated as floods hit South Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 5, 2018   /   07:28 pm
Livestock evacuated as floods hit South Jakarta Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PSSU) officers help residents evacuate goats In East Pejaten, South Jakarta, as floods hit the area on Feb. 5. (kompas.com/Ardito Ramadhan)

Residents affected by floods in South Jakarta have begun relocating their livestock to protect them from the rising waters. 

With help from the Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PSSU), residents of East Pejaten were seen carrying their goats and ducks as they left their inundated homes, kompas.com reported. 

"These goats belong to a neighborhood unit [RT] head. We'll bring them to a nearby school building," said PPSU official Rozak, while guiding five goats to a safe area. 

Rozak said the livestock were relocated in the morning. However, not all of them could be evacuated as many ducks escaped from their cages and swam to a river, he added. 

"Two children attempted to swim into the river to capture the ducks. However, they only managed to get one duck," he said, while displaying a video footage of the children's efforts. 

Residents at four community units (RWs) in the subdistrict were relocated to SMPN 46 state junior high school. (fac)