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    Over 100,000 People in Indonesia Evacuated Amid Heavy Floods

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    Over 100,000 Indonesians had to flee their homes as a result of heavy floods, which hit the country earlier in the week, local media reported on Saturday, citing officials.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Jakarta Globe media outlet, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency registered 105,758 residents affected by the floods, while 104,378 of them remain at the agency's evacuation posts.

    On Wednesday, central Indonesian districts were hit by a heavy flood, with thousands of houses and infrastructure seriously damaged. The authorities introduced a state of emergency on Thursday, which will reportedly last till January 4.

    There were no reports about casualties among residents.

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