Jakarta floods recede; death toll at 11
- Published: 18 Jan 2013 at 15.47
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JAKARTA - Waters were receding Friday in some parts of Jakarta after widespread floods brought the Indonesian capital to a virtual standstill, authorities said.
At least 11 people have been killed as a result of flooding that had inundated Jakarta in the past three days while more than 15,000 had sought refuge in temporary shelters, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.
"Our focus is now to rescue more people and prevent more deaths," Nugroho said.
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