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Jakarta overwhelmed by floods and landslides

As a result of disasters killed at least 53 people. Search and rescue operations continue.

According to official data, in Jakarta 173 thousand people homeless and forced to live in damp shelters. Still flooded many areas of the city with narrow streets, where the water level reaches two meters, according to Euronews.

Heavy rains in Indonesia have been going on for several days. Bad weather conditions, power outages and landslides complicate the work of the rescue services.

The authorities began to conduct cloud seeding chemical agents to induce artificial rain outside the capital and prevent further flooding of residential areas.

The current floods and downpours - the most extensive since 2007

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