A delivery rider in Indonesia was so badly overworked that he ended up dying from exhaustion after delivering a parcel to a customer’s home in Jakarta.
Twitter user @arifnovianto_id shared about the tragic incident, tweeting that the rider had died while in the midst of delivering a parcel.
The friends of the deceased said that he had died from exhaustion after working long hours under the scorching sun.
Arif tweeted that the harsh working conditions and lack of protection made them vulnerable and exposed to danger.
A photo of the rider was also posted, showing him collapsed in a heap on the ground in front of the customer’s home, next to his parked motorcycle.
Netizens sympathised with the deceased’s plight, appealing to the public to be more considerate of riders and offer them food and drinks if possible.
“Thank the delivery riders for working hard for us by offering them a drink and encouraging them.”
“If you have money to spare, give them a tip to make things easier for them, they are all working really hard just to make a living.”
A restaurant owner also commented that most of the riders that he meets are friendly, and they always offer them food whenever they’re at his restaurant.
Another netizen said, “for those people who complain about their packages not arriving, please look at this post and have a heart, make their job easier by writing your address clearly if your house is difficult to find.”
TURUT berduka, barusan mendapat kabar bahwa ada kawan kurir di Jakarta meninggal saat sedang bekerja mengantar paket. Menurut kawannya, almarhum meninggal karna kelelahan.— Arif Novianto (@arifnovianto_id) February 15, 2023
Kondisi kerja yg berat & minimnya perlindungan, membuat mereka bekerja dng penuh kerentanan.#RestInPeace pic.twitter.com/DfCAUDxMRa