Jakarta – Nine residents of Greater Jakarta have died as a result of the widespread flooding that has inundated the capital and surrounding cities over the past few days, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has reported.
The nine fatalities were in Jakarta; South Tangerang, Banten; and Bekasi, West Java.
The fatalities in Bekasi have been identified as Muhamad Jamil, 10, Faizin, 51, Faisal Amri, 25, and Muhammad Khairil Amri, 15. Those in Jakarta have been identified as Sultan, 15, Asnati, 67, and Agus Wijayanto, while Desta, 12, and Nazar died in South Tangerang.
According to a Bekasi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) press release, 11,357 people were affected by the flooding in Bekasi regency as of Thursday.
Meanwhile in Bekasi city, 48,732 people in 47 subdistricts have been affected by the flood, forcing 1,476 people to take refuge in evacuation centers.
In Karawang, 162,768 people have been affected, with 13,754 people displaced. (gis)