Sunday, April 05, 2009
Situ Gintung : Five days after
Early morning, dawn, March 27th, a massive flood struck unexpectedly into a heavily populated neighborhood in Cirendeu, greater Jakarta. A man made 16-meter high dirt dam collapsed releasing water and debris into residences causing many losing their lives.
I didn't come to the place on the first day of the tragedy. I did go eventually five days after. People, locals and volunteers, are still working hard on the site to clean the place up and still searching for another hundred of people still missing. As much as a hundred lives were lost.
It was sad just to hear the news but it was depressing to see.