The Blaze

November 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Monday, October 31st, the other side of the slum where I usually work was burned down by fire. More than 200 houses were on flames for hours until they were flat to the ground. Media said what caused the fire was an exploding gas tank, but many people believe it was burned down intentionally as it commonly happens in Indonesia to unlawfully evict “these people” for a “cleaner” city. It also happens regularly to a place until one of these days without you realizing, a mall’s building is in progress.

The children’s centre was not affected but some of the children’s houses are. They are now living in tents and some are sheltered in the centre.

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