All of our belongings could not be conserved since they were burned. Thank God our 342 residents endured the fire. For the time being, they are taking sanctuary at their loved ones’ homes
Putussibau, Kalbar – At least 342 individuals have taken haven at their relatives’ homes after a betang conventional long houses in Sayut Town, Kapuas Hulu District, West Kalimantan Province caught fire on Saturday night
Thank God our 342 residents made it through the fire. For the time being, they are taking refuge at their relatives’ houses,” secretary of Sayut village administration Jarop informed the Kapuas Hulu deputy district head while inspecting the scene of fire on Sunday.
Jarop said an overall of 96 households or 342 people remained at the betang standard long house which made up 51 doors.
The residents hurried outdoors in panic when the fire spread quickly, he stated.
” Our community are saddened by the fire. We expect support from the government and all parties. Given that last night help for our community has actually poured in and we thank for their care,” he said.
The locals have concurred not to blame each other for the cause of the fire, he stated.
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