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More trees fall in South Jakarta, damage taxi

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 13, 2018   /   11:07 pm
More trees fall in South Jakarta, damage taxi A fallen tree hits a taxi on Jl. Haji Nawi in Pondok Pinang, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta on Dec. 13. (Via kompas.com/ Suku Dinas Kehutanan Jakarta Selatan)

Heavy rain on Thursday that hit Jakarta has caused several trees to fall along Jl. Haji Nawi in Podok Pinang, South Jakarta, one of which hit a taxi and damaged some parts of the car and shattered its windows.

“We are currently handling it,” said South Jakarta’s Forestry Agency head M. Yuswardi as quoted by kompas.com.

He added that the driver of the taxi was not injured and he could ask for a compensation to the forestry agency.

Several trees also fell in other parts of the municipality. On Jl. Ciputat Raya, also in Pondok Pinang, several fallen trees have disrupted traffic in the vicinity, prompting officials from the city’s Public Maintenance Agency to clear the area.

“There is also [fallen] tree in front of SMA 6 state senior high school in Mahakam,” Yuswardi said, adding that officials had been deployed to move the trees.

Separately, Jakarta’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Jakarta) has reported that the heavy rain on Thursday afternoon in South Jakarta, which made the Krukut River overflow, causing nearby areas to be inundated by up to 30 centimeters.

The areas affected are on Jl. Saraswati in Cipete Utara, Jl. Fatmawati in Gandaria Selatan, Jl. Kemang Raya and Jl. Taman Kemang in Kemang, and Jl. Metro Pondok Indah.

South Jakarta Water Resources Agency head Holi Susanto said the floods began to recede at 6:20 p.m. (fac)