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Trisakti student killed in freak accident

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 28, 2019   /   12:32 pm
Trisakti student killed in freak accident Illustration of a crime scene. (Shutterstock.com/Prath)

A student of Trisakti University died on Saturday after being hit by a falling piece of ceramic wall of the college campus' buildings in Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta.

The victim was hanging out with three friends inside building E of the campus when the accident happened, Tanjung Duren Police crime unit chief Adj. Comr. Rensa Sastika Aktadiva said.

As they were chatting, suddenly a piece of tile dropped from the building's sixth floor and hit her on the head.

“The incident happened at 12 p.m. We received the information at 3 p.m. the next day [Sunday],” Rensa said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.

The victim’s friends emerged unscathed from the incident.

Rensa said the piece of ceramic from the wall allegedly fell after years of being exposed to rain and sunlight. Police found that at least two similar incidents happened in the past.

The 30-year-old victim, identified as LPS, was rushed to the Royal Taruma Hospital on Jl. Daan Mogot and passed away soon after getting treatment.

“She was admitted to the hospital’s emergency unit but she died when she was moved to the intensive care unit,” Rensa said.

The victim’s family reportedly asked the police not to undergo a postmortem identification on her body and expected to bury her body in her hometown in Boyolali, Central Java. (vla)