Five-year-old dies in fire

Sat, 07/12/2008 11:41 AM  |  City

JAKARTA: A five-year-old boy died Friday morning in a fire that razed 42 houses in Pejaten Barat, South Jakarta.

The boy, identified as Arif, lived in one of the houses.

“He was found by other residents,” said the district chief of Pejaten Barat, Fuad, as quoted by

Hundreds of residents fled to a district office nearby during the blaze.

Arif’s body has been sent to Tebet Hospital.

Fuad said he would supply emergency tents and public kitchens for the evacuees.

According to the district office, a few residents’ cars were destroyed in the fire. Damages are estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of rupiah. –JP


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