YOGYAKARTA. Rumah Zakat Distributes Aid for Fire Victims in Patehan on Wednesday morning (13/09). this fire destroyed a number of homes in Ngadisuryan Street No. 2. 25. Patehan Lor, Kraton, Yogyakarta.
According to Edy Dwi Daryapto, Rumah Zakat Facilitator for Patehan Village, the fire started from gasoline that was struck by a fire from one of the residents’ house, Mr. Parni. Because the fire-triggering material is a combustible substance then the fire so quickly devours the houses.
“The house was quickly consumed by fire, the fire started from gasoline which was struck by fire of tires, and the residents came quickly, in between the panic, they hand in hand to extinguish the fire with makeshift tools” he said.
A moment later 5 fire trucks came and the fire can be overcome, meanwhile Mr. Parni who was burned was immediately rushed to the hospital while the other family immediately evacuated to a neighbor’s house not far from the scene.
Residents around the site work together to provide moral support and assistance while Edy, the Facilitator of Rumah Zakat immediately coordinated with the local people and Chairman of RW 4 Patehan and distributed the aid to the victims.
The help of corned beef superqurban, ladies’ prayer gown, clothes, and some money directly given to the victim’s family that morning” said Edy.
Recorded 19 people from 4 families became victims of this fire accident. Edy also said that Emergency Response Post has been set on Jl. Ngadisuryan No. 19 as temporary shelters, aid receiving posts, and coordination.
“Currently we are collecting information on the needs that might still needed by the victims, It takes the role of many parties to walk forward. Let’s move, roll up the clothes, cultivate care lighten the burden of fellow ” said Edy Dwi Daryapto.
Newsroom/ Lailatul Istikhomah