2 Killed in Flooding in Indonesia

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian officials say at least two people have been killed in floods that have driven thousands of people from their homes in the capital, Jakarta.

A disaster management official told the French news agency that days of torrential rain have caused rivers to overflow and have triggered floods up to three meters.

Seasonal downpours cause dozens of landslides and flash floods each year in Indonesia, a vast chain of 17,000 islands where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near fertile flood plains.