RUMAH ZAKAT VOLUNTEER STRUGGLE HELPING EVACUATION PROCESS AT THE DISASTER SITE

BREBES. Sunday (25/02) Evacuation of landslide victims that happened to farmers in Pasir Panjang Village, Salem District, Brebes Regency still lasted until Sunday afternoon.

Rumah Zakat sends 8 personnel to help evacuate In the disaster site. Together with citizens, TNI and Polri who are affiliated with SAR Team, Rumah Zakat volunteers struggled with mud to search for victims buried by landslides.

“Today we found 3 more victims, so there were already 8 casualties. There were still 10 more victims allegedly buried by landslides, while 14 others were injured,” said Dika, Volunteer of Rumah Zakat.

Dika added that the SAR team has difficulty in finding victims because the land is still moving. Heavy equipment cannot be used to search for victims. Cloudy weather is potentially rainy can also complicate the search for victims.

In addition to deploying evacuation personnel, Rumah Zakat also deployed a fleet of cars, set up a warm post, providing a jet pump engine, and a wood cutting machine.

“At night 6. 250 people are displaced, while the urgent needs are evacuation personnel, logistics and clean water,” added Dika.

Pasir Panjang village is hilly and rice field farms are at the bottom, so that it makes it a zone of moderate to high landslide prone areas.

Newsroom / Lailatul Istikhomah

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