A Jakarta resident braves the flood at Jalan D.I. Panjaitan in Cawang, East Jakarta, on Wednesday. (Antara Photo/Aprillio Akbar)
Catastrophic Start to the Year
BY :ANTARA PHOTO
JANUARY 01, 2020
Nonstop rains from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning caused floods and landslides that paralyzed Jakarta and the capital's satellite cities in West Java and Banten, killing at least 14 people and displacing tens of thousands.
Flood as high as two meters submerged residential and business areas in the capital and satellite cities Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi and disrupted airport, railway and bus operations and vital utility services, leaving millions without power, internet access or clean water supply for several hours.