Indonesia News

Hundreds of Thousands Flee as Flooding in Jakarta Kills 42

At least 42 people have died from the New Year’s Day flooding in Indonesia, and hundreds of thousands were evacuated, as the greater Jakarta area suffered the most intense rain in 24 years. More than 400,000 people, mostly from Bekasi, …

Forest Fires Cost Indonesia $5.2 Billion in Economic Losses

A deadly spell of forest fires in Indonesia’s main palm oil producing regions earlier this year may have cost the country $5.2 billion in economic losses, according to the World Bank. The fires, the worst since 2015, torched about 620,201 …

All 28 Bodies Recovered From Indonesian Mine Room

Rescuers on Wednesday recovered the last of 28 miners killed last week when an underground room of a giant Indonesian gold and copper mine collapsed, the operator of the U.S.-owned facility said. Thirty-eight workers were undergoing safety training inside the …

Indonesia Landslide Kills 6 Villagers; 18 Missing

A government official says a landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed at least six people and left 18 others missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the Disaster Mitigation Agency says nine houses were buried …

Container Truck Crash in Indonesia Kills 16

Police say a container truck has slammed into several vehicles in central Indonesia, leaving 16 dead and injuring several others. Police spokesman Col. Martinus Sitompul said the accident occurred Saturday in Sukabumi, a hilly town in West Java province. He …

Indonesia Landslides, Floods Damage Homes

Rescuers found five more bodies in the mud after flooding and landslides in northern Indonesia, bringing the death toll to 15 after the disaster that sent thousands fleeing for safe ground, police and witnesses said Monday. Crying relatives watched in …

January Floods in Australia and Indonesia Result in $6B in Damage

Torrential monsoonal rains prompted severe flooding throughout the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, killing at least 41 people, according to Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center at Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon. Government officials …

Floods Kill 26 in Indonesia’s Capital

Police say floods in Indonesia’s capital have killed at least 26 people and sent more than 100,000 fleeing their homes. Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said Monday that most of the victims were electrocuted or drowned in floodwaters reaching up …

Crew Blamed for Russian Jet Crash in Indonesia

Human error caused a Russian-made passenger jetliner to crash into an Indonesia volcano seven months ago during a demonstration flight, killing all 45 people aboard, the National Commission on Safety Transportation announced Tuesday. Information recovered from the Sukhoi Superjet-100’s cockpit …

Indonesian Ferry Collides With Cargo Ship; 8 Dead

A passenger ferry collided with a cargo ship and sank west of Indonesia’s main island Wednesday morning, and at least eight people were killed, officials said. More than 200 crew and passengers were evacuated after the accident, said Transportation Ministry …