Gov’t Offers Condolences to Relatives of Lion Air Crash Victims

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 29 Oktober 2018
Category: News
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President Jokowi on press conference on Lion Air JT610 accident, at BNDCC, Bali, Monday (29/10). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations).

President Jokowi on press conference on Lion Air JT610 accident, at BNDCC, Bali, Monday (29/10). (Photo by: Oji/Public Relations).

The Government has announced it is their best to search and evacuate the victims of Lion Air JT 610 aircraft crash.

“We continue to pray and hope the victims will be found soon,” the President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in his press conference at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Badung Regency, Bali, Monday (29/10).

President Jokowi added that he shared the deep sadness of the relatives of victims; yet expressed hope that relatives will remain calm and patiently wait for the work of the rescue team.

The President added he had also ordered Head of National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) – supported by the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) –  to conduct search and rescue operations immediately and the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) to investigate the incident and deliver the results of the investigation as soon as possible.

“We are still focusing on the search and rescue of victims. Please pray and support us,” President Jokowi said.

As previously reported, Boeing 737-8 Max Lion Air flight JT 610 departing from Soekarno Hatta Airport, Banten, to Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Belitung, lost contact with authorities on Monday (29/10) at 06:33 a.m. West Indonesian Time. To date, he Basarnas has found the debris of the Lion Air JT 610 flight in the waters north of Karawang, West Java, with a depth of 30-35 meters.  (DNS/OJI/ES)

Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono

Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas

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