Two patients from the Regional Mental Hospital (RSJD) Arif Zainudin Solo died in a fire this morning. Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka said he would be responsible for the incident.
“We will continue to monitor it later,” said Gibran after opening the International Wellness Tourism Conference and Festival at the Alila Hotel Solo, Friday (5/8/2022).
Asked about coordination with the Central Java Provincial Government as the manager of the Solo RSJD, Gibran said he would continue to communicate. He also stated that he would be responsible for the incident.
“It will be reported later. We will be responsible later,” he said.
It will also investigate the cause of the incident so that an evaluation can be carried out.
“We will investigate the cause first, then we will follow up,” he concluded.
Previously, it was reported that the Arif Zainudin Solo Hospital experienced a fire this morning. Two patients died and several people were injured.
The fire broke out around 04.00 WIB. The head of the Solo Fire Service (Damkar), Sutarjo, said that he only received the report about an hour later.
“Yes, we received the report at around 04.55 WIB,” said Sutarjo to reporters, Friday (5/8).
Regarding the death toll, he also confirmed that two people were found burned to death in the burning room.
“We received reports that two people died in a burning room. But it is not our authority to evacuate,” he added.
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