Angsana Tree Falls In Rebo Market, 5 Passengers Injured Due To Broken Glass
Angkot is hit by a tree at Pasar Rebo/ Photo: IST

JAKARTA - An Angsana tree with a diameter of 80 cm on Jalan Raya Bogor KM 28, Pekayon Village, Pasar Rebo District, East Jakarta suddenly fell on Tuesday, August 16, night.

The 15-meter-tall tree fell when it was hit by heavy rain and strong winds. The fallen tree trunk hit one city transportation car (angkot) and two motorbikes.

Head of East Jakarta Gulkarmat Sub-dept. Head Gatot Sulaeman said that after receiving reports of fallen trees, his party had deployed 10 personnel to handle the tree trunk cutting.

"Half an hour when it was raining heavily, suddenly the tree fell and hit the angkot below it and two motorbikes," he said, Tuesday, August 16.

As a result of the incident, the angkot 06A majoring in Gandaria - Jatinegara with the number B 1419 VT was damaged. At the time of the incident, the angkot still contained 5 passengers with 1 driver. There are 4 male and 1 female angkot passengers.

"All passengers survived. Only suffered abrasions due to broken glass and have gone to their respective clinics," he said.

Meanwhile, two motorcycle drivers named Zeky Simanjuntak (48) and Sulaiman (40) managed to survive the fall of the large tree.

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