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40,000 people affected by Brebes flood

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The Jakarta Post | Sun, 01/01/2012 9:35 PM

Some 40,000 people living in around 11,000 homes have been affected by floods in Brebes, Central Java, following the collapse of three river levees.

Levees in Ciapit, Bancang and Kabuyutan had apparently collapsed, resulting in flooding in dozens of villages, as reported by kompas.com.

The news media also reported that a one-kilometer stretch of road in the regency connecting Semarang to Jakarta was also flooded, causing heavy congestion on Sunday, particularly from the Semarang area.

Sengon village head Herdi Riyanto said that following the flood residents required logistic assistance and heavy equipment to repair the Kabuyutan river levee. Two other levees are also in need of repair.