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Jakarta Post

Electrocution kills 4 in flooded Semarang

  • Slamet Susanto and Ainur Rohmah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 18 2013   /  08:49 am

Four people from one family were found dead in their home in Semarang, Central Java, on Wednesday night, having apparently been electrocuted when their refrigerator short-circuited after the house became inundated by floodwater some 30 centimeters deep.

The victims have been identified as bank employee Agus Susanto, 50, and his three children: Regina, 18, Nicolas, 12, and Alexandro, 10. They lived on Jl. Mukti Graha B 12, Muktiharjo Kidul subdistrict,
Pedurungan district, Semarang.

Rico Hastono, 19, a close friend of Regina’s, said that he saw the lights were on at the time he visited the house at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday. “I peeped in at a window and saw them all sprawled out” he said, adding that he then called neighbors for assistance.

Local neighborhood unit (RT) head Suratman, 57, said Agus and Nicolas’ bodies were found near the refrigerator, whi...