Flood death toll rises to 21 in Indonesian capital

Published on 2 Jan 2020 1:38:20 PM

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia's capital Jakarta reached at least 21 on Wednesday, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said evacuation efforts should be prioritised as he urged the government to speed up projects that are expected to help to mitigate future flooding.