Worst floods in five years swamp Indonesian capital

Torrential rain has triggered the worst floods in five years in the Indonesian Capital Jakarta, as torrents of muddy water continue to swamp roads and strand residents, Reuters reported on Friday, citing police and witnesses.
A police official at the Duren Sawit area of East Jakarta said officers were checking on a report two people had died from electrocution related to the floods.

Floods during the rainy season in Indonesia are common, but the heavy rains this week have caused chaos on roads and shut some train lines around Jakarta, police said.
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