- Title: INDONESIA: FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH SLUMS OF JAKARTA ,LEAVING 200 FAMILIES HOMELESS
- Date: 19th February 2003
- Summary: (W3) JAKARTA, INDONESIA (19 FEBRUARY, 2003) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF SLUM HOUSES BURNING 0.06 2. CLOSE UP FLAMES 0.14 3. SLV MEN THROWING BUCKETS OF WATER AT FLAMES 0.20 4. WIDE OF MEN TRYING TO PUT FIRE OUT 0.27 5. SLV MAN TRYING TO PREVENT FIRE SPREADING BY PULLING DOWN SHEETING 0.35 6. SLV PEOPLE WALKIG AWAY WITH BELONGINGS /SEWING MACHINE 0.45 7. WIDE OF BUILDINGS ON FIRE 0.50 8. VARIOUS, WOMEN WATCHING THE FIRE 1.02 9. SLV MEN ON ROOF WITH WATER HOSE 1.07 10. SMV FIREMAN WITH WATER PUMP 1.15 11. WIDE OF BUILDINGS ON FIRE 1.21 12. VARIOUS, RESIDENTS CARRYING BELONGINGS (2 SHOTS) 1.37 13. SLV MEN MOVING POSSESSIONS/ PAN TO BURNING BUILDING 1.47 14. WIDE OF MEN ON ROOF TRYING TO PUT OUT FIRE 1.52 15. WIDE OF RESIDENTS LOOKING AT SMOULDERING BUILDING 1.56 16. WIDE/ PAN OF JAKARTA SKYLINE WITH CLOUD OF BLACK SMOKE 2.05 17. LV BLACK SMOKE ACROSS JAKARTA 2.09 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 6th March 2003 12:00
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Reuters ID: LVACXYYI27V1CZWTW1RWUNHJYOLP
- Story Text: A fire has swept through a slum area in Jakarta's
Chinatown district, destroying hundreds of homes and leaving
more than 200 families homeless.
The flames quickly engulfed hundreds of wooden homes
and at least one person is reported to have died.
Residents scrambled to save their possessions while others
used buckets and cups of water to try and stem the blaze.
Firemen were on the scene but their antiquated equipment
was no match for the flames. Residents helped firefighters
dragging hoses and pumps closer to flames while others
scrambled along rooftops to save corrugated iron roofing and
Jakarta's emergency services are renowned for their lack
of resources and manpower and are regularly criticised for
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