Floods Inundate Sinking Jakarta, Leaving 16 Dead After Torrential Rain

Thousands left homeless, highlighting plight of Indonesia’s capital of 30 million as one of fastest-slumping megacities, already 40% below sea level

At least 16 people died in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta and its suburbs after torrential rain brought on the worst flooding in years, drawing attention to the challenge of protecting one of the world’s fastest-sinking megacities from inundation.

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