Pertamina is committed to taking full responsibility in handling all victims.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-run oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) disbursed assistance to the residents of Plumpang area, North Jakarta, that were affected by a fire erupting at the company’s Plumpang Integrated Fuel Terminal.

"We are working quickly to provide assistance to residents, who are currently taking refuge away from their homes," Vice President for Corporate Communication at the corporation Fadjar Djoko Santoso noted in a statement on Saturday.

Santoso remarked that the assistance comprised 60 boxes of drinking water; 200 packages of ready-to-eat food; one thousand packages of snacks; as well as hundreds of mattresses, blankets, and masks.

His side, in collaboration with local firefighters, the police, military, Public Order Security Agency (Satpol PP), Social Affairs Ministry’s emergency response unit (Tagana), as well as volunteers, had also striven to quickly put out the fire at the terminal.

Since Friday (March 3, 2023), Pertamina had distributed the aid at some refuge posts, such as at the Koja 01 Subdistrict Military Command (Koramil), South Tugu Village Head’s office, and Rasela Rawabadak Integrated Public Space (RPTRA).

The corporation also disbursed assistance to the refugees at the South Rawa Badak Community Health Center (Puskesmas) and the South Rawa Badak Village Head’s Office.

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Pertamina will continue to provide further assistance in keeping with the refugees' needs. In collaboration with related institutions, the enterprise will list the people’s needs on Saturday.

"After that, we will again distribute the assistance according to the needs of the residents," Santoso stated.

In addition, his side will pay for all requisite treatments of injured victims at Pertamina-affiliated hospitals and referral hospitals.

Moreover, Pertamina will provide for funeral arrangements and offer compensation to families of the deceased victims.

"Pertamina is committed to taking on full responsibility in handling all victims," Santoso affirmed.

A fire broke out at the Plumpang Integrated Fuel Terminal on Friday at around 8:10 p.m. Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB).

According to recent data of the Jakarta Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), the disaster claimed 17 lives. In addition, 49 people suffered serious injuries, while two others incurred moderate injuries.

The injured victims were treated at Koja Hospital, Tugu Hospital, Mulyasari Hospital, Jakarta Pelabuhan Hospital, and Firdaus Hospital.

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