Thousands evacuated as floods hit Jakarta, nearby areas after heavy rain

People rowing a raft over a flooded road in Jakarta yesterday, where floods were triggered by extreme rainfall within 24 hours.
People rowing a raft over a flooded road in Jakarta yesterday, where floods were triggered by extreme rainfall within 24 hours.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Indonesian military and police officers helping flood victims get into a boat while rescuing residents in Jakarta yesterday.
Indonesian military and police officers helping flood victims get into a boat while rescuing residents in Jakarta yesterday.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Thousands of residents were evacuated to temporary shelters as floods hit Jakarta and its surrounding areas after heavy rain that peaked.

Some neighbourhoods were submerged as river levels rose in the capital city yesterday, which is home to over 10 million people.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 21, 2021, with the headline 'Thousands evacuated as floods hit Jakarta, nearby areas after heavy rain'. Subscribe