Sat, 08 Apr 2000

Man jumps to death from 7th floor

JAKARTA (JP): A security officer was killed on Friday after he tried escape a fire by jumping from the seventh floor of a building at Jayabaya University in East Jakarta, an officer said.

East Jakarta Police chief Col. Hidayat Fabanyo identified the victim as Eddy Komeng, 48, a security guard at the private university.

Hidayat said officers had been assigned to probe the cause of the fire.

"The case is still under investigation," he said.

Witnesses believe the fire started from a short circuit and assumed that Eddy panicked when he saw smoke in the corridor and decided to jump. (06)