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Jakarta Post

Firefighter dies on duty in North Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 16, 2018   /   04:21 pm
Firefighter dies on duty in North Jakarta Firefighters begin extinguishing a fire at a shop in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta, on Feb. 27. (Antara/Galih Pradipta)

A firefighter, identified as Haeruddin, 51, died after putting down a fire in Sunter Agung, North Jakarta, on Monday morning.

North Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency head Satriadi Gunawan said that Haeruddin might have died of suffocation.

“He suffocated while fighting the fire, so we took him to a hospital using an ambulance. He was even able to chat in the ambulance,” Satriadi said on Monday, reported.

Haeruddin died by the time the vehicle reached Koja Hospital, Satriadi said.

“The body is currently at a firefighter boarding complex in Semper Barat, Cilincing, North Jakarta,” he added.

The fire broke out at a warehouse on Jl. Kenanga on Monday at 4:28 a.m. Sixteen fire trucks were rushed to the scene. It was not yet reported how much damage the fire caused, but Satriadi said it was successfully put out.

“[The site] is currently in the process of cooling down,” he said. (ami)