A Plafond at Mitra Praja Building CollapsedBERITAJAKARTA.COM — 12/26/2012 2:41:27 PM
Heavy rain and strong wind that pour the city on Tuesday (12/25), has tore down a 10x15-meter plafond at the lobby of the Mitra Praja building on Jl. Sunter Permai Raya No. 1, Tanjungpriok. Luckily, there was no casualty in the incident, because the employees were enjoying the Christmas holidays and took leave.
One of eyewitnesses, Wagimin (55), who is also a technic of Mitra Praja building, expressed that the plafond collapsed when he and a security officer Maskur (42) were sitting in the lobby. Suddenly, they heard a rumbling sound coming from the roof of the building, and immediately went out of the building. Not long after, the lobby’s plafond collapsed.
“The incident began yesterday afternoon around 5.30 PM. After hearing the sound, Maskur and I immediately went out of the building. Five minutes later, the plafond collapsed in the lobby room. No casualty in the incident,” he stated, when being met on Wednesday (12/26).
Wagimin suspected that the collapsed plafond was triggered by heavy rain and strong wind yesterday afternoon. “Last night, I had reported the case to the building manager. Allegedly the building’s roof already rooted and could not hold its load,” he told.
Currently, he and other security officers are cleaning up the plafond debris in order to smoothen work activities in the six-story building.
A Supervision of Mitra Praja Building, Kaslam, said there is no casualty reported, because employees took leave during Christmas holiday. “Today, I will report the case to the technical operation units (UPT) for Jakarta Building Maintenance Mobilization to immediately repair the plafond. The loss is reaching tens million rupiah,” he disclosed.
He added, the building has six floors with 7,000 square meters width and 1,000 meters width per floor. So, the total of building width is 6,000 meters.