Lion Air Evacuation: Debris and Remains of Victims Found

Lion Air Evacuation: Debris and Remains of Victims Found

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Kutilang Patrol Ship anchored off Tanjung Priok Harbor on Tuesday (10/30) afternoon. The ship carried four body bags, two of which contained the bodies of the Lion Air JT610 victims that reportedly crashed into the sea near Karawang, West Java.

That same afternoon, Banda Aceh ship also carried a bag containing debris and items that presumably belonged to the victims. Until 3:15 p.m., five body bags had been gathered containing bodies, debris and items retrieved by the ships that conducted the search and rescue (SAR) operation in the sea.

Siti Maryam of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) emergency response team explained that two of the bags containing the bodies of the victims will be brought to Kramat Jati Police Hospital to be identified. The three bags containing debris and parts of the plane will also be gathered to help identifying the victims.

“The debris consists of parts of the plane. We have chairs, parts of the plane’s body, as well as ID’s that belonged to the victims. Many of these items have been damaged,” said Maryam in Tanjung Priok, Tuesday (10/30).

On the second day of the search and rescue operation, ACT Emergency Response team along with rescue team from other institutions have been scouring through the sea north of Karawang, where the plane reportedly fell. “We have dispatched our personnel in two locations, 10 in Tanjung Priok and five in Pakis, Karawang. There will be five additional personnel to be dispatched to Tanjung Priok.

The evacuation process lasts for 24 hours. However, the SAR team can only dive if the weather and the condition is suitable. “The scouring in the sea is done by joint team from various organizations to maximize the search,” said the Chief of search and rescue operations Muhammad Syaugi, Tuesday (10/30). []

 

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