Many wounded as three go missing after floods hit Indonesian capital


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JAKARTA, Sept 22 (Xinhua): Flash floods and landslides have struck Indonesia's capital of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, leaving three people missing and 20 others injured, a disaster agency official said on Tuesday.

Torrential rains since Monday have triggered a river to overflow and submerged surrounding areas in the capital, which has recently been under Covid-19 lockdown again, spokesman of National Disaster Management Agency Raditya Jati said.

In West Java province's Sukabumi district, flash floods swept away three people, and search and rescue efforts are underway, Raditya told Xinhua in a text message.

As many as 20 people were injured with 210 families taking shelter as the disaster seriously damaged nine houses and 10 bridges.

Indonesia is also one of the worst-hit country with Covid-19 troubles in Asia.

The Covid-19 cases in indonesia rose by 4,176 within one day to 248,852, with the death toll adding by 124 to 9,677, the Health Ministry said on Monday (Sept 21).

According to the ministry, 3,470 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 180,797.

The virus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces.

Indonesia's death toll is the highest recorded in South-East Asia. - Xinhua
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