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Deadly dam burst outside Jakarta

Dozens of people are feared dead after a dam on the outskirts of Jakarta burst, say Indonesian officials.

Witnesses said a "horrifying" flash flood engulfed about 400 homes in the Tangerang area in the early hours.

It is not clear what caused the burst but an official said the Situ Gintung lake behind the dam became overloaded after several hours of heavy rain.


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