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Jakarta Post

Greater Jakarta: Boy drowns in construction hole

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  03:18 am

A deep pool of water in a recently excavated hole on a toll road project site in South Tangerang claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy named Zen Arif Yuniarto on Wednesday night. The boy’s body was recovered from the hole on the Cinere-Serpong Jaya toll road project in Pondok Cabe Udik.Zen was reportedly playing with five friends around the pool at about 5 p.m.Two of them, including Zen, got into trouble while swimming in the deep water, reported on Thursday.A nearby resident managed to rescue Zen’s friend.Zen’s body was found at 8 p.m. after other residents searched the area using flashlights in the rain.One of those who joined the search, Ujang, 65, said the pool was about 5 meters deep.“I often see [children playing around the pool] and warn them to not swim [there], but they are just children [who ignore warnings] when inspectors of the projec...