Mud­slides, black­outs ham­per search af­ter In­done­sia floods

Antelope Valley Press - - SECOND FRONT -

JAKARTA, In­done­sia — Mud­slides and power black­outs ham­pered the search for peo­ple miss­ing in mas­sive floods in In­done­sia’s cap­i­tal, where more than 60 peo­ple have died and some of the tens of thou­sands of evac­uees were liv­ing in damp, cramped emer­gency shel­ters.

More than a thou­sand sol­diers and health work­ers sprayed dis­in­fec­tant in hard-hit ar­eas on Sun­day to fend off dis­eases that could spread in the floods. Mon­soon rains and ris­ing rivers sub­merged a dozen districts in the greater Jakarta area af­ter ex­treme New Year’s Eve rains, caus­ing land­slides in hilly ar­eas on the out­skirts of the cap­i­tal that buried scores of peo­ple.

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