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Saturday, January 26, 2013

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The floods in Jakarta this week really were tragic - and I first must say I am not in any way mocking such an event.

Flood waters have ravaged Jakarta, Indonesia, in the past week, leaving at least 26 dead so far. The Associated Press reports that torrential rains caused a dike to collapse in the capital's center on Jan. 17, leaving approximately 30 percent of the city's 14 million people overcome by the water.

Jakarta's new governor, Joko Widodo, faces major challenges in repairing the massive destruction. The millions of dollars in damage done thus far highlight Jakarta's need for improved infrastructure, according to the BBC, and flood waters have revealed the vast chasm between the city's rich and urban poor. Estimates put around 103,000 people as being left homeless by the disaster, according to UPI.

But, of course, the 'eyes everywhere' media caught this:

These images are all over the web now.
What is quite shocking is how many people are helping. Just who was in this car?
A Ghost caught in the flood...
The official Rolls-Royce plastic bucket...
That bucket ain't gonna help...
The electrics are already shorting....
That car will end up as a movie prop.
(Posted by David Irvine)


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