At least 50 dead as record rainfall continues to hit Jakarta

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The death toll from flash floods around Indonesia’s capital Jakarta has risen to at least 53 with a further 175,000 people being made homeless.

Authorities confirmed one other person is missing as the region suffered some of the heaviest rain since records began.

The floods have brought chaos to parts of South East Asia’s biggest city, with train lines blocked and power outages in many areas.

Swathes of Jakarta and nearby towns were inundated after heavy rain fell on New Year’s Eve and into the early hours of 1 January.

 

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