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West-Java farmers struggle to survive

Floods hit West Java

spacer 12 February 2007 - Floods which have inundated at least three Indonesian provinces including the capital Jakarta for more than a week have claimed 85 lives, officials said on Sunday. Nearly half a million people are still unable to return to their homes. The death toll rose by five after more deaths in West Java, said an official at the national disaster agency.

Images of Jakarta floods seen from the air.
Image of Jakarta floods seen from the air.

Image of Jakarta floods seen from the air.

Image of Jakarta floods seen from the air.
At least 50 people left dead
40% of earlier flooded areas still inundated

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10 February 2007 - Overnight rains caused more floods in some areas of Jakarta, compounding the misery of thousands who have been unable to return home for more than a week after the worst flooding to hit the city in recent memory. "My baby has gone off her food and is not sleeping," said Nasikin, a 40-year-old man who along with 500 others is living under a bridge in east Jakarta.
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8 February 2007 - Residents working in waist-high mud salvaged family photos from washed-out neighborhoods as fresh rains Thursday triggered more flooding, compounding the misery for hundreds of thousands forced from their homes. A week after the Indonesian capital was struck by the worst floods in recent memory, waters had receded in many middle-class districts, but conditions remained grim in narrow riverside alleys where the city's poor live.
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5 February 2007 - Floods in the Indonesian capital have killed at least 20 people and made nearly 200,000 homeless, with the deluge of muddy brown water up to 4 metres deep in some areas, officials said on Sunday. Downpours over Jakarta weakened at the weekend, but heavy rain in upland areas sent more water into already swollen rivers criss-crossing the low-lying city.
05-02-2007: Floods hit some 75% of Jakarta, 25 killed
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