Blitar – Kapolsek Doko IPTU Heri SH together with members checked the location of landslides in Pehdoplang Hamlet, Suru Village, Doko District, Blitar Regency, Sunday (7/3/2021).
During this check, the police chief confirmed that a landslide had occurred in his area.
“It is true that this morning we checked the location where a landslide had occurred, to be precise in Pehdoplang Hamlet, Suru Village,” said the Doko police chief.
The police chief also advised residents around the location to be aware of subsequent landslides, because heavy rains still often fall, they are worried that another landslide could occur in the same location.
The police chief continued, he said that the landslides that occurred in Pehdoplang Hamlet were caused by heavy rains that flushed the area from Saturday afternoon until evening. Because the contour of the land is unstable, causing landslides to occur.
“There were no casualties in the landslide incident. However, due to landslides, one house was damaged in the walls and kitchen, as well as several rice plants, “explained the police chief.
The victim of the incident, Sutrisno (45), a local resident whose sugarcane crop fell by a landslide, while another victim named Sukarlin (52) also suffered damage to his rice crop, and Supriyanto’s brother suffered damage to the kitchen of his house which collapsed. Losses due to this incident are estimated at more than ten million million rupiah.
Kapolsek added, in order to anticipate undesirable things such as subsequent landslides and more severe damage to houses, his party will coordinate with the village and sub-district governments. Coordination is carried out to determine how to handle it.
The head of Suru Village, Sobiyah, said that his area is indeed an area prone to landslides. Because the village is in an area where the land is unstable. Like the landslide that occurred in Pehdoplang Hamlet.
“We always remind residents to be vigilant and careful when it rains heavily. This is to prevent casualties in the event of a landslide. Even though the landslides are not that big, residents are expected to remain vigilant, ”explained Sobiyah.