Source: Indonesian Police Public Relations Division
JAKARTA Media www.rajawalisiber.com – The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Team has conducted an investigation into the causes of flash floods in South Kalimantan (Kalsel). As a result, the cause of the flooding was due to high rainfall.
Karo Penmas, Public Relations Division of the National Police, Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono, said that investigators did not rule out if they found other causes of the flood. If there is a finding, it will certainly be followed up.
“What Bareskrim investigators received when they came to South Kalimantan asked for information from the BMKG that indeed on that day a few days earlier the condition or rainfall was very high in South Kalimantan. This is one of the causes of the occurrence of flood cases in South Kalimantan, “said Karo Penmas, Police Public Relations Division, Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono, Tuesday (26/1/2021).
“If there are other matters related to the problem of flooding in South Kalimantan, of course, Bareskrim will follow up,” he continued.
Brigadier General Rusdi said the Bareskrim team also conducted tracing to the port or the local harbormaster. The results showed that sea water was indeed high on the day of the South Kalimantan flood.
“What is clear is that the Bareskrim team has gone down there and got the data that during the flood, the weather at that time, especially the rain was high, and also Bareskrim asked the Harbormaster at that time the sea water was high, so this greatly affected the flow of rainwater heading to the beach. This affects the floods in South Kalimantan, “he said.
Furthermore, Brigadier General Rusdi said that the temporary results obtained by the Bareskrim team were related to the South Kalimantan flood due to high rainfall. Rusdi confirmed that the Bareskrim team will carry out further investigations.
“(Related official inspection), he continued. Later, further action will be carried out by Bareskrim. For the time being received by Bareskrim, at that time the rainfall was very high, “said Brigadier General Rusdi.