Fears of more rain as cleanup begins in Jakarta

Residents of Bekasi, in eastern Jakarta, returned home to mud and debris as the flood waters receded.
Residents of Bekasi, in eastern Jakarta, returned home to mud and debris as the flood waters receded.PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Shelters set up for victims of the floods in Jakarta are jam-packed even though waters have begun to recede after the Indonesian capital and its satellite towns were inundated by a heavy downpour.

Rescuers were continuing their search yesterday for missing people, with the death toll at 43 so far.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2020, with the headline 'Fears of more rain as cleanup begins in Jakarta'. Subscribe