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. 

Resident picks up his belongings when the floods soak his home in the Duren Sawit area, East Jakarta on Wednesday (01/01). (Antara Photo/Fakhri Hermansyah)
A resident tries to save his belongings from rising floodwaters at his home in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Fakhri Hermansyah)
A view from pedestrial bridge in Jalan DI Panjaitan, Cawang, East Jakarta on Wednesday (01/01). (Antara Photo/Aprilio Akbar)
A view of the flood from a pedestrian bridge on Jalan D.I. Panjaitan in Cawang, East Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Aprilio Akbar)
Commuterline KRL passes slowly on a flooded rail line at Sudirman Train Station, Menteng, Central Jakarta on Wednesday (01/01). (Antara Photo/Aditya Pradana Putra)
A Commuterline train passes flooded rail tracks at Sudirman Station in Menteng. (Antara Photo/Aditya Pradana Putra)
Residents pushed their motorbikes across flood puddles on Jalan DI Panjaitan, Cawang, Wednesday (01/01).(Antara Photo/Aprilio Akbar)
A man pushes his stalled motorbike on Jalan D.I. Panjaitan in Cawang, East Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Aprilio Akbar)
A child plays during a flood in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, Wednesday (1/1/2020). (Antara Photo/Fakhri Hermansyah)
A boy fashions an emergency life raft from a styrofoam box in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Fakhri Hermansyah)
Residents ride in a car while crossing the flood on Jalan DI Panjaitan, Cawang, East Jakarta on Wednesday (01/01). (Antara Photo/Aprillio Akbar)
A pickup truck evacuates residents on Jalan D.I. Panjaitan in Cawang, East Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Aprillio Akbar)

 

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