LRT girder collapses in East Jakarta, injures five

A light rail transit (LRT) girder in Kayu Putih, East Jakarta, collapsed at 12:20 a.m. on Monday, injuring at least five workers, an official has said. Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Jupan Royter said the five victims had been rushed to Columbia Asia Hospital in East Jakarta for medical treatment.

Four of them were confirmed to have sustained minor injuries, while the other was still undergoing treatment. “The victims are Rois Julainto, 27, Wahyudin, 18, Abdul Mupit, 22, Ahmad Kumaedi, 22, and Jamal. We have yet to question Jamal because he’s still undergoing treatment,” Jupan said.

The cause of the collapse was still being investigated, he said, adding that the authorities were also calculating material losses. The bridge would serve to connect the route from the Kelapa Gading area to the Velodrome. The corridor first began construction in June 2016. In November, a concrete piece from the construction of the LRT project fell in front of the PT Roda Mas office building on Jl. MT Haryono near Cawang Station in East Jakarta.

In October, a fence collapsed at the LRT construction site in front of Saidah Tower on Jl. MT Haryono, South Jakarta, due to heavy rain. The LRT service is expected to begin commercial operation this year. (dmr)

source : the jakarta post

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