Selasa, 29 November 2011

Victims of Bridge Collapse Reaches 16 people

JAKARTA, the process of search and rescue (SAR) continues to search for victims of the collapse of the Mahakam Bridge II in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan. This time, the process is done with dives in the SAR by 18 people expert divers.

They provided with special equipment and accompanied by Kopaska, the Agency Team and National SAR Brimob," said the head of a database of information and public relations agency of the National disaster relief Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in message in a nutshell, Thursday (29/11).

His opinion, professional divers were brought in from the oil company. Divers are always doing the drilling in the Ocean off the coast of Balikpapan. Bearing in mind the reaches a depth of dives will be conducted 50 meters, then needed a chamber drawn from Balikpapan.

"Chamber will be placed on the pontoon. After rising to the top surface of the water, divers must go first to the chamber a few moments to prevent rupture of blood vessels,"' he said.

At the time of dives, he said, will also do welding in water for cutting some of the steel frame. It was to be removed from the victim's car. ' Since Monday (3/11) afternoon to evening yesterday, implemented all preparation tools need to support in a very dangerous dive it. Whereas, until the early hours of Tuesday morning had discovered an additional three victims died, ' he explained.

It is said, at about 00.30 Am found two people and at 01: 00 Pm increased by one person." So is currently a total of 16 people died as a result of the collapse of the bridge is," he said. Explained the coordination meeting was conducted with, elements of the Ministry of transportation and the Department of transportation.

It is related to the start of the implementation of the plan will be the creation of a temporary ferry pier to. While the ferry unit will arrive from Balikpapan and Banjarmasin.

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