Risking His Life
Armed with only courage, he rescued survivors buried under the ruins of earthquake and liquefaction. Dozens were mobilized to join the rescue effort.
ABDUL Basir was at the home of his friend Asril Abdul Hamid in the Balaroa Administrative Village, Central Sulawesi, when a 7.4-magnitude earthquake shook the region on September 28. Asril’s sibling had died that day, and Basir was visiting to pay his respects.
Their homes were only separated by a soccer field. Basir finished his work as a JNE courier early so that he could help transport the body to the funeral site.
The atmosphere at As...