Tangerang, Banten province (ANTARA News) - One thousand people living in Total Persada housing complex, Tangerang city, are evacuated to safer place following flood that hit the area since Tuesday at noon, Vice Mayor Arief Wismansyah said.

Up till 12.00 A.M local time, a three meter-high flood is still inundating the housing complex that`s located an hour away from Jakarta.

Warsih, a local resident, said water has inundated her house since 10.00 A.M in the morning. Heavy rain since Monday night was said to be the cause of the flood.

Apart from Total Persada housing complex, flood also happens in other housing areas namely in Taman Cibodas, Purati and Periuk Indah. (*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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