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Embankment collapses in East Jakarta 

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 15, 2018   /   12:40 pm
Embankment collapses in East Jakarta  An official stands near a collapsed section of embankment in Berlan village in East Jakarta on Feb. 14. (Satpol PP Kebon Manggis via kompas.com/Ade)

A 20-meter section of an embankment in Berlan village, Matraman, East Jakarta collapsed on Wednesday evening.

The operations unit head of East Jakarta Fire Agency, Gatot Sulaiman, said the incident happened at around 7 p.m.

No injuries were reported as the road along the embankment had been closed since the earlier discovery of a crack in the road, he said, according to kompas.com.

Meanwhile, a public order officer Ade said a large tree had also fallen over.

"After the embankment, a tamarind tree near the wall also toppled," he said.

The police have sealed off the area.

Previously, the residents found a 50-meter-long crack on the road.

“We had patched up the crack with concrete, but it keeps recurring,” community unit head Herry said on Wednesday.

“We heard a loud cracking sound on Saturday night that we thought was an earthquake. It turned out that it was the crack in the road. We then rushed to notify the subdistrict head," he added. (cal)