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Liputan6.com, Jambi - The sun began to rise in the Guguk Indigenous Forest, Merangin Regency, Jambi. The morning light filtered through the leaves of the towering shady trees, cooling the air.
The sun was a good omen. Because, a week into April 2021, the hot sun in Merangin has become rare. The sun's rays were often covered by clouds. In this district, it also rained every day in the past week.