Minister of Social Affairs Idrus Ensures Victims of KM Sinar Bangun Get Help

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, June 25 2018 - 16:30 IWST

Mensos Idrus Marham (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
Mensos Idrus Marham (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Social Minister Idrus Marham said all KM Sinar Bangun victims who drowned in Lake Toba, both survivors and dead will get help from the government.

"All victims will get help regardless of the condition, there is no need for manifest because there is no possibility," said Minister of Social Affairs on the sidelines of halal bihalal Kemensos in Jakarta, Monday (25/06/2018)

He said the donation was sufficient based on the recommendation of the local bupati.

"How can there be a manifest, the capacity of the ship is only 60 passengers, but filled with 204 people," he said.

He explained when reviewing the location of the incident in Lake Toba on Sunday (24/06/2018), assistance has been given to 12 survivors, while six other survivors still need to verify the data.

Assistance was provided for Rp2.5 million per person for survivors and Rp15 million per death to be received by the victim's heirs.

It is hoped that the aid can be channeled immediately because it needs one identification which is the basis of the regent's recommendation. In addition, the sinking ship is also already no indication found.

In addition to donation assistance, the Ministry of Social Affairs will also pay attention to the families of the abandoned victims, if coming from poor families; it will be coordinated to get bansos through the program in Kemensos.

Previously, KM Sinar Bangun wooden ship as reported, carrying hundreds of passengers, is estimated to sink about a mile from the port of Tigaras Port, Simalungun Regency, North Sumatra, Monday (18/6) at around 17:30 pm.

The vessel departed from Simanindo Pier, Samosir Regency, to Tigaras Harbor, Simalungun Regency.

Reports received, before arriving at Tigaras Pier, suddenly KM Sinar Bangun experience shaky due to the influence of bad weather in the form of strong winds and large waves.

The ship finally drowned, while panicked passengers and many who jumped into the waters of Lake Toba to save themselves.

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