Detainees returned to AGO building after fire

first_imgTopics : Twenty-five detainees have returned to detention facilities at the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in South Jakarta two days after a blaze gutted its main building on Saturday evening.The detainees were evacuated to the South Jakarta District Attorney building at 9 p.m. on Saturday shortly after the fire broke out.AGO spokesman Hari Setiyono said the cells where the detainees had been held were in good condition as they were located in a separate building that did not catch on fire.”The AGO’s prosecution director had checked the detention facilities’ conditions and they are in good condition, so we returned [the detainees] to their original cells,” Hari said on Monday as reported by kompas.com. Read also: AGO infernoHari said the detainees were transported to the AGO’s office gradually from Sunday afternoon to Monday morning after the main building stopped smoldering.The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the main AGO building on Saturday and engulfed its entire structure. The fire lasted for more than 10 hours, according to the South Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency.  It took 325 personnel and 65 fire engines to extinguish the flames at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday.Hari said the detainees were evacuated after smoke reached their cells.”For their health and safety, we evacuated them right after smoke reached their cells,” he said.Hari said the office of the assistant attorney general for intelligence and human resources department had sustained most of the damage from the blaze.The AGO claims the fire did not destroy important data or documents. (nal)last_img

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