A Bleak Story from Tanah Merah
Monday, 13 March 2023
Residents of Tanah Merah fall victim to the Plumpang fuel depot fire. They are threatened to be removed from their homes and are prohibited from taking legal action.
THE gasoline odor grew more intense when Farida stood in front of the door to her house in Rawa Badak Selatan, Koja, North Jakarta, on Friday night, March 3. Shortly after 7pm, the 38-year-old woman saw white smoke billowing from behind the wall of the Pertamina Plumpang fuel depot, three meters across her house. “The cloud was getting thicker and nauseating,” she said to Tempo, Tuesday, March 7.
Farida was shocked when she heard an e
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