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Cars line up at repair shops following massive flooding

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    The Jakarta Post

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Bekasi   /   Thu, January 9, 2020   /  11:51 am
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Dozens of cars are submerged in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Jan.1. After the flooding subsided, many car owners flocked to repair shops to fix them.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Those lucky enough to have not been directly affected by the recent flooding in Greater Jakarta and Lebak regency in Banten might not be able to grasp the severity of it all. However, videos showing dozens of cars drifting in floodwater in Bekasi and people stuck on rooftops waiting for help proves just how serious the events were.  As  flooding subsided, people started to collect their belongings, including cars. Some reported them missing, while others found them far from their neighborhood. Despite the heavy damage and poor exterior condition of their cars, car owners flocked to repair shops. Sapta Klinik Mobil car repair shop in Jatiasih, South Bekasi was among repair shops with clientele lining up after the flooding. “Nine mechanics and one chief mechanic are repairing 21 cars, many of which have been waiting to be fixed...

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