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Indonesia declares flood emergency in Jakarta

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected, despite prior government promises to find solution.
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2013 03:32

A state of emergency has been declared in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, after severe flooding paralysed parts of the city.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected.

Despite promises of the government to find a solution to the recurring problem, the flooding has only gotten worse.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

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