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Nine die in Greater Jakarta floods: BNPB

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 27, 2020   /   05:12 pm
Nine die in Greater Jakarta floods: BNPB Floods hit the densely populated area of Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (02/25/2020). High intensity rain and poor drainage systems have caused several locations in the capital to be flooded. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan )

Nine residents of Greater Jakarta have died as a result of the widespread flooding that has inundated the capital and surrounding cities over the past few days, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has reported.

The nine fatalities were in Jakarta; South Tangerang, Banten; and Bekasi, West Java.

The fatalities in Bekasi have been identified as Muhamad Jamil, 10, Faizin, 51, Faisal Amri, 25, and Muhammad Khairil Amri, 15. Those in Jakarta have been identified as Sultan, 15, Asnati, 67, and Agus Wijayanto, while Desta, 12, and Nazar died in South Tangerang.

Read also: Four die, thousands affected in severe floods in Bekasi: BPBD

According to a Bekasi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) press release, 11,357 people were affected by the flooding in Bekasi regency as of Thursday.

Meanwhile in Bekasi city, 48,732 people in 47 subdistricts have been affected by the flood, forcing 1,476 people to take refuge in evacuation centers. 

In Karawang, 162,768 people have been affected, with 13,754 people displaced. (gis)