Flooding hits Indonesia capital

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Indonesia FloodsA kid holds a rope through a flooded neighborhood in Tanggerang on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Heavy flooding in Indonesia’s capital as residents celebrated the new year has killed scores of people, displaced tens of thousands and forced an airport to close, the country’s disaster management agency said Thursday. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta is struggling with its worst flooding in decades.

At least 43 people have died and some 397,000 are displaced.

The flooding began on New Year’s Day with little warning, disrupting the lives of local residents.

Some areas of the city were under water. Rescue teams are helping people evacuate safely.