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Jakarta Post

City to gather utility cable firms after fatal electrocution

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 29, 2017   /   08:00 am
City to gather utility cable firms after fatal electrocution Employees of state-owned electricity firm PLN work at a main relay station. (Kontan/Cheppy A. Muchlis)

Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat plans to order all utility cable providers to install cables into ducts following the death of a resident electrocuted on Jl. Percetakan Negara in Central Jakarta.

“Next week, all utility [cable] providers will be gathered to make a joint commitment that all cables must be installed into ducts,” Djarot said on Thursday, as quoted by

He added that the plan to gather the providers had been initiated long before the accident, because cables must be installed  in ducts for the safety of residents, especially during the rainy season. The ducts usually run beneath sidewalks.

Forty-nine-year-old Suriyah died on Wednesday after she was electrocuted by a power pole while taking her granddaughter to school. There was reportedly a leakage of electricity from the poles because of rain that day. Her granddaughter was unharmed.

Suriyah was taken to the Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital in Central Jakarta after the electricity in the area was cut. (wnd)