Motorists trapped on a flooded tollway after heavy rain. Photo: AFP

Jakarta paralysed by heavy floods, affecting thousands of homes and businesses

  • Soldiers and rescuers in rubber boats struggled to evacuate children and the elderly who were stranded on the roofs of their houses
  • The flooding has highlighted Indonesia’s infrastructure problems: the city is home to 10 million people but is sinking due to extraction of groundwater
Topic |   Indonesia
Motorists trapped on a flooded tollway after heavy rain. Photo: AFP
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