Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ecology Disaster: Jakarta flooding claims 11 lives

Indonesian Environment Ministry has declared an ecology disaster after flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia claimed lives of at least 11 people.

According to the Indonesian Environment Ministry, natural calamities have occurred  by massive ecology destruction in upstream area of Ciliwung river that runs through the city.

Flooding in Jakarta in 2014 has affected 97 sub-districts displacing more than 63,000 people, The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported. Landslides and flooding in Sulwesi, Indonesia claimed lives of at least 16 people and displaced around 4,000 people, local disaster management agency reported some days ago.

Flooding in Jakarta in January 2013 had claimed lives of 47 people.

The combination of the increased loss of vegetation in the upper catchments of rivers and the lack of adequate flood prevention causes frequent flooding disaster in Jakarta.

Original post: Natural Disasters List January 21, 2014