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Plumpang Inferno: Fuel depot fire survivor finds his house burnt to the ground after getting back from work

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Jakarta, IO – Pertamina fuel depot fire in Plumpang, North Jakarta, Friday (3/3) left many tragic stories. One survivor named Nur who is taking shelter at Rasela RPTRA (child-friendly integrated public space) recounted that she was still at work when the fire happened and when she returned her house had been burnt to the ground.

“I was just returning from work. On the way I got a call from a friend, telling me not to come home because the fire had destroyed the rental house,” Nur told Observerid.com, Monday (6/3).

She said she has lost everything she has. “The was no valuable items left. The house was next to the wall of the depot,” she said. “At least there is a temporary shelter where I can take refuge. I don’t have money lfet to rent a house.”

President Joko Widodo, Coordinating Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, SOE Minister Erick Thohir, Acting Jakarta Governor Heru Budi Hartono, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Lt. Gen. Suharyanto and TNI Commander Adm. Yudo Margono have visited the survivors.

On the occasion, President Joko Widodo conversed with affected residents and handed over food aid and compensation money.

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