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Thousands displaced as new floods hit Java

Two women sleep in a room inundated by floodwater in Bojonegoro, East Java Province

Indonesia’s main island of Java was hit by further flooding on New Year's Day, bringing the total number of dead or missing people from recent rain-related disasters to 121, officials said.

More than 60,000 people have been
displaced in Central and East Java since last week after the Bengawan Solo river b urst its banks due to heavy rains, causing widespread flooding and several landslides.

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