JAKARTA - The video below shows you how Jakarta firefighters, encouraged and helped by dozens if not hundreds of witnesses that do not want to know how to keep a safe distance, tries to rescue a member of the cleaning crew trapped on the fourth floor of a burning building in downtown Jakarta.
The fire truck ladder was used, but was too short and only reached the third floor. After that some firefighters did an effort to reach him with shorter equipment but that also failed. They only managed to evacuate the person after several efforts and 30 mote minutes. He was then transported to the local Carolus Hospital for a medical check-up.
The fire in the PELNI headquarters in Kemayoran, Jakarta, yesterday resulted in one death, which can be deemed a miracle when you see the images of firefighters having no communication with other rescue workers at the scene at all. Fortunately the fire did not become a raging fire as well, which gave them more time to rescue this person.