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Jakarta floods leave 50,000 homeless

By Indonesia correspondent George Roberts, Monday January 21, 2013 - 08:37 EDT

Twenty people are confirmed dead and 50,000 are homeless after days of severe flooding in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

A weekend of relatively fine weather has helped the city recover in some parts, but there are still areas that are completely under water.

On Saturday, the number of people relying on temporary shelters was 20,000, but that has now jumped to 50,000 homeless.

Among the dead are a baby girl and a small boy.

While some people have been able to begin cleaning and patching up, the weather bureau is forecasting more heavy rain to hit in the next few days.

It is expected to keep up into early February.

A quarter of a million people have already been affected by the flooding and authorities say they are prepared to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people if necessary.


- ABC

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