Situ Gintung Disaster, Cireundeu, Jakarta

Mar 29th, 2009, in IM Posts, by

Over 80 people die in a flooding disaster in south Jakarta, pictures and video of the tragedy.

Videos and pictures of the aftermath of the bursting of a dam wall around the Situ Gintung reservoir/lake at Cireundeu in south Jakarta, which has killed at least 80 people with about 125 still missing:


13 Comments on “Situ Gintung Disaster, Cireundeu, Jakarta”

  1. avatar Miss Daisy says:
    March 29th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Anybody organizing relief effort? We’d like to help.

    tks

  2. avatar Mike says:
    March 29th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Terrible tragedy, but I wonder how many other dams in Jakarta and Indonesia that need maintenance.

  3. avatar Burung Koel says:
    March 29th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    .

    (Thanks for posting, Patung)

  4. avatar boy says:
    March 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Anybody organizing relief effort? We’d like to help.

    Please call the nearest political parties, or the DPR candidates you know…

  5. avatar schmerly says:
    March 30th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I wonder who is going to be held accountable for this disaster? let’s face it it was preventable.

  6. avatar rndyr says:
    March 31st, 2009 at 2:43 am

    “After Aceh tsunami, flood of Lapindo, Jogya earthquake, and now Situ Gintung floods…anger of earth ?? there’s nothing to do except doing re-location of settlement to people who survived as soon as possible and giving of life spirit to them to face this…

  7. avatar AJ says:
    April 3rd, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I was in Jakarta at the time of it, and I drove past it later that day, I didn’t get to see too much, but it certainly was bad, it was all over the news, and they kept showing footage of people finding bodies, but thankfully a lot of people survived.

    I have a friend who knew people who lived there, and again, thankfully they weren’t affected too badly, one did lose his house though, but a house can be replaced.

    From what I was told, Mike, you are right, there would be a lot of other dams that could burst at any time, hopefully this will wake people up and get them checked out, it’s sad when it takes a tragedy to open peoples eyes, but that seems to be the way of people.

  8. avatar René says:
    April 3rd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Anybody any news from the Haji Muhi area (Jalan Haji Muhi Raya, 4 or 5 kms North of Situ Gintung)? — I used to live there. I really want to know how bad things must have been there too.

    Makasih.

  9. avatar hary says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Apparently, the residents had been complaining for over a year about the cracks in the dam. Obviously, nothing was done because they are poor. A pothole in Pondok Indah or menteng would have been fixed in double quick time.
    Adding insult to injury was Yusuf Kalla telling an agitated victim not to look for someone to blame . This was when the victim appeared at a Golkar rally yesterday, demanding that immediate relief be granted.

  10. avatar istri says:
    April 6th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Anybody any news from the Haji Muhi area (Jalan Haji Muhi Raya, 4 or 5 kms North of Situ Gintung)? — I used to live there. I really want to know how bad things must have been there too.

    Makasih.

    =================================

    Rene, I have many of my relatives living in Jl.H Muhi area.. and i do not hear any bad news about people at the area regarding to this disaster..

  11. avatar René says:
    April 6th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Terimah kasih banyak untuk ?ditahui?, Istri. Thank you very much for letting me know.

    Selamat dari Belanda!, René

  12. avatar Pena Budaya says:
    April 11th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Miss Daisy,

    You can try by donating through Red Cross Indonesia – Website Red Cross Indonesia

    Personally I trust them for their efficiency and experience. They also afficilated to ICRC.

  13. avatar Purba Negoro says:
    April 15th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I second Pena Budaya.
    Yayasan Red Cross is reputable, as is any UN effort- UNICEF or UNWHO.



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