Suara.com – As many as 17 people reportedly died in a pipe explosion incident belonging to PT Pertamina (Persero) in Plumpang, Koja, North Jakarta, Friday (3/3/2023) night. Not only that, the incident also caused dozens of injuries.
The number of victims who died and were injured as a result of the Pertamina pipeline explosion was announced by North Jakarta Metro Police Chief Kombes Gidion Arif Setyawan when met at the location, Friday evening.
Responding to this loss of life, the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir expressed his condolences over the incident.
“I express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. We are all saddened by this tragedy,” said Erick in his statement, Friday (3/3/2023).
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Erick also asked Pertamina to evacuate the affected residents to be moved to a safer location.
“Immediately monitor the area around the location, immediately take action to evacuate residents near the location. Prioritize the safety of the community and workers there,” said Erick.
It is known that the Pertamina Plumpang Depot on Jalan Tanah Merah Bawah Rt 012 Rw 09 Sub-District of Rawa Badak Selatan, Koja District, North Jakarta caught fire, on Friday (3/3/2023) at 20.11 WIB. Several times the sound of explosions was heard.
A number of officers evacuated the victims who died from the fire at the Pertamina Plumpang Depot, Jalan Koramil area, Rawa Badak Selatan, Koja, North Jakarta, Friday (3/3/2023). (BETWEEN PHOTOS/M Risyal Hidayat).
Corporate Secretary of Pertamina Patra Niaga, Irto Ginting confirmed the truth of the incident. Currently, they are trying to extinguish it.
“I can’t say much yet, now the officers are focusing on putting out the fire,” Irto told suara.com, Friday (3/3/2023).
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