The Jakarta Post
Heavy rain hit Tugu subdistrict in Depok, West Java, on Sunday, triggering a landslide that damaged several small shops and a swimming pool. Four people were injured in the disaster.
Three small shops that belonged to a resident named Darman were severely damaged and debris from them fell into a nearby swimming pool.
Darman managed to escape from any danger but a neighborhood unit head, Heri, reported that the incident injured four people.
“It happened so fast. I was outside the shop and heard the sound of a crack. I ran away and saw that my shops fell to the ground," Darman said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.
He added that the landslide might have been caused by ongoing construction of a canal beneath his shops.
Citra Yulianti, the head of the water resources division at the Depok Public Housing and Spatial Planning Agency, said the shops fell because they did not have any foundation.
Officials from the agency’s flood mitigation team cleaned up debris from the site on Monday morning.
Also on Thursday night, four stalls built on the bank of the Kali Baru River on Jl. Citayam, Depok, slid into the river when the embankment collapsed. (fac)