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Thousands being evacuated amid floods in Indonesia’s West Java

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Hundreds of residents are being evacuated on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital amid flooding after the Citarum River embankment broke, officers stated Monday.

Bekasi district in Indonesia’s West Java province have skilled flooding since Saturday due to heavy rain.

Some embankments are damaged, not solely from the river embankment but additionally from the irrigation embankments, Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono stated Monday.

Rescuers from the Nationwide Search and Rescue Company have been deployed.

Raditya Jati, spokesperson for the Nationwide Catastrophe Mitigation Company, stated that greater than 28,000 residents in 4 villages in Bekasi district and 34 villages in Karawang district are affected by the floods. Not less than 4,184 persons are being evacuated.

Hundreds of homes within the space are coated with 100 to 250 centimeters (40 to 100 inches) of water and are with out energy.

Seasonal rains and excessive tides in latest days have brought about dozens of landslides and widespread flooding throughout a lot of Indonesia, a sequence of 17,000 islands the place tens of millions of individuals dwell in mountainous areas or close to fertile flood plains near rivers.

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