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Jakarta begins flood clean up

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 - 00:43

Jan. 19 - Some Jakarta residents begin cleaning up after floods inundate capital. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Residents in Indonesia's capital on Saturday (January 19) were worried about disease that might strike after heavy monsoon rains swamped parts of the city. Some residents returned home and started to clean up as flood waters receded in parts of Jakarta. Authorities had warned of more rain and disruptions in the city of about 10 million people after Thursday's (January 17) floods turned Jakarta's main thoroughfare into a stream of red mud. Indonesian Mitigation agency put the death toll at fourteen, as of Saturday. Outside the UOB bank in Jakarta, a search of the building's basement continued for three people who went missing when the floods hit on Thursday. Many parts of Indonesia are regularly inundated during the annual rainy season, bringing already strained transport systems to a halt, although this flood was the worst the capital had suffered since 2007. The mayor has declared a 10-day state of emergency.

Jakarta begins flood clean up

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 - 00:43

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