Heboh Ledakan di Mal Taman Anggrek yang Telan Korban Luka

Jakarta – Ledakan yang terjadi di area food court Mal Taman Anggrek, Jakarta Barat bikin heboh. Insiden tersebut menyebabkan tujuh orang terluka dan tiga di antaranya dirawat intensif karena mengalami luka bakar 20 persen.

Ledakan yang diduga berasal dari kebocoran pipa gas itu terjadi di lantai 4 mal sekitar pukul 10.30 WIB, Rabu (20/2/2019). Akibat ledakan itu, sejumlah tenant mengalami kerusakan. Serpihan kaca dan puing-puing bangunan tampak berserakan.

Pihak Manajemen Mal Taman Anggrek pun meminta maaf atas kejadian tersebut. Mereka lantas menjelaskan bahwa situasi selepas ledakan sudah terkendali.

“Mal Taman Anggrek saat ini beroperasi dengan normal. Manajemen Mal Taman Anggrek memohon maaf atas kejadian ini,” demikian pernyataan manajemen Mal Taman Anggrek yang dikutip detikcom.

Pengunjung juga sempat dievakuasi setelah terjadi ledakan tersebut. Lantai 3 dan lantai 4 pun sempat tidak bisa diakses karena proses penyelidikan masih berlangsung. Kini pengunjung sudah bisa mengakses seluruh lantai di mal kecuali lokasi yang terdampak dari ledakan.

Kapolres Jakarta Barat Kombes Hengki Haryadi memastikan ledakan di mal berasal dari kebocoran gas. Polisi tidak menemukan bahan peledak di sekitar lokasi kejadian.

“Ada kebocoran gas, kebocorannya sudah diketahui. Kemudian masuk ke dalam ruangan sangat minim, kemudian disedot oleh blower, dan dimungkinkan ada percikan api, sehingga terjadi ledakan yang cukup besar ya. Kemudian tadi sudah dilakukan cek ya, apakah ada bahan peledak di sana, ternyata tidak ditemukan. Artinya, ini bukan bom,” kataHengki di Mal Taman Anggrek, Duren Sawit, Jakarta Barat.

Hengki mengatakan ledakan menyebabkan 12 konter dan 2 ruko rusak. Ledakan juga menyebabkan sejumlah orang terluka. 

Dia juga menegaskan pihaknya akan mengusut unsur kelalaian dalam insiden ledakan tersebut. Polisi akan mencari tahu apakah selama ini pengelola gedung dan pihak-pihak terkait sudah menjalankan proses pemeliharaan sesuai dengan prosedur.

“Kita juga sedang selidiki bagaimana pemeliharaan gedung ini, perawatan, dan sebagainya. Tentunya kita lihat apakah ada kelalaian dan sebagainya, akan kita dalami lagi setelah penyelidikan baik induktif maupun deduktif, kita adakan pemeriksaan,” ujar Hengki.

Saat ini garis polisi sudah dipasang di lokasi kejadian. Polisi juga memeriksa pengelola mal hingga sekuriti.

“Empat, ya dari pengelola gedung, dari security,” kata Hengki.

Sementara itu, tujuh korban dilarikan ke RS Royal Trauma usai insiden ledakan gas di mal. Dua di antaranya sudah diperbolehkan pulang.

Ada 3 korban lainnya yang dirawat khusus secara intensif. Perawatan intensif itu dilakukan karena luka bakar mengenai saluran napas. Dikhawatirkan, luka bakar tersebut menyebabkan pembengkakan yang berpotensi korban kesulitan bernapas.

“Kalau yang 3 orang karena sebenarnya kami masukkan ruang intensif karena trauma inhalasinya, ditakutkan ada pembengkakan di saluran pernapasan dan juga luka bakarnya lebih dari 20%. Jadi semua setelah dilihat dokter bedah kami, dilakukan assess, pengecekan dan menyarankan terapi-terapi dan tempat perawatannya,” ucap Kepala Divisi Pelayanan Medis Rumah Sakit Royal Taruma Dr Elfrida Rinawaty Manurung di RS Royal Taruma, Daan Mogot, Jakarta Barat.


How a 27-Year-Old CEO Built a Near $1 Billion Fashion Startup

Zilingo Pte’s path to becoming a fashion platform with a valuation approaching $1 billion began in December 2014 when Ankiti Bose, then an analyst at Sequoia India, chatted with a neighbor at a house party in the Indian tech capital Bengaluru.

Bose, then 23, and Dhruv Kapoor, a 24-year-old software engineer at gaming studio Kiwi Inc., quickly realized they had complementary skills and similar ambitions to build their own startup. Four months later they had quit their jobs, and each had put in their $30,000 in savings to found Zilingo, an online platform that allows small merchants in Southeast Asia to build scale.

On Tuesday, the Singapore-based company said it raised $226 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Temasek Holdings Pte. The latest financing valued Zilingo at $970 million, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the information is private. That makes 27-year-old Bose among the youngest female chief executives to lead a startup of the size in Asia.

Female founders remain rare in the global startup world. Of the 239 venture capital-backed startups around the world worth at least $1 billion, only 23 have a female founder, according to data from Pitchbook in May last year.

“We were a bunch of twenty-somethings with nothing except this dream and we decided to chase it,” Bose said.

Shopping Online

Bose is now part of a group of founders in Southeast Asia who are capitalizing on the region’s rapid adoption of smartphones and rising incomes. Online shopping in the region reached $23 billion in 2018, according to a report by Google and Temasek. It’s expected to exceed $100 billion by 2025.

Zilingo posted revenue of S$1.8 million ($1.3 million) in the year ended on March 31, 2017, up from about S$434,000 since its inception though March 2016, according to the company’s most recent filing with Singapore regulators. Revenue grew 12 times in the year ended March 2018 and fourfold in the April to January period, according to the company. Kapoor holds the title of chief technology officer.

employee working at zilingo office in singapore
An employee works at the Zilingo office in Singapore.
Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg

The company started off by helping small merchants sell to consumers, and has since expanded into new areas. As the founders dealt with thousands of small sellers, they realized that many lacked access to technology, capital and economies of scale.

So they expanded, developing software and other tools to allow vendors to access factories from Bangladesh to Vietnam and also help with cross-border shipping and inventory management. Since 2018, Zilingo has also worked with financial technology firms to provide working capital to small sellers so they can buy raw materials to produce goods.

Listings are provided for free with the company charging a commission of between 10 percent and 20 percent on orders.