Merdeka.com – A fallen tree disaster hit the wedding venue in Samma Village, Enrekang Regency, South Sulawesi (South Sulawesi) on Tuesday (26/7). As a result of the accident, one resident died and six others were injured.
Head of Public Relations Section Police Enrekang Resort, First Inspector Yulianto Agung confirmed that there were victims who died due to falling trees. He said in addition to the victim who died, there were six other residents who were injured as a result of the incident.
“There were seven victims and one of them died. The identity of the deceased was Andri Oktapian (39), while the six injured were Juding (43), Suman (35), Fauzan (18), Jama (70), and Basri ( 63),” he said via WhatsApp message, Wednesday (27/7).
Yulianto explained that a fallen tree of the Nato type hit residents while attending a wedding party at the Village Meeting Building. He said residents had heard a rumbling sound and scattered outside.
“So I don’t know where the fallen tree is going. Unfortunately it hit the building,” he said.
Yulianto admitted that when the tree fell, the weather conditions were not rainy. He suspected that the tree had fallen because it was old and rotten.
“The weather at that time in Enrekang was good, there was no rain or strong winds. Maybe because the trees were old,” he said.
The police immediately evacuated local residents who were victims to the hospital. Meanwhile, those who died were immediately taken to the funeral home for burial.
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