Monsoon floods hit Indonesian capital, forcing 1,300 to evacuate

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    Severe floods triggered by heavy rainfall have inundated Indonesia’s capital.

    In some parts, homes were submerged by up to two metres of water.

    Suburbs to the east have been worst affected, with city officials saying more than 1,000 people were forced to seek shelter.

    Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia.

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