The Jakarta Post
Four stalls built on the bank of the Kali Baru River in Jl. Citayam, Depok, slid into the river when the embankment collapsed on Thursday night. One stall owner fell with the embankment but survived.
The incident happened during heavy rain, a witness said.
“It was raining very heavily. Suddenly I heard a loud noise. When I looked toward the source of the noise, it was the stalls collapsing into the river,” the witness, a local named Nadi, said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.
Nadi said the stall owners had previously been warned by the local Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) to move as the embankment could collapse.
Wawan, the stall owner who fell with the embankment, said the incident had shocked him.
“Now I don’t know where to go. What is important now is to retrieve anything that can be salvaged,” he said.
Wawan said he sold cigarettes, fruit and martabak (stuffed pancake) and repaired tires at his stall.
Depok Deputy Major Pradi Supriatna said the local administration would repair the embankment soon.
“The plastering will be done today. I have instructed staff to go to the location,” Pradi said. (gis)