President Jokowi Visits Tsunami Victims in Lampung
Date 2 Januari 2019
During his working visit in Lampung Province on Wednesday (2/1), President Joko Jokowi Widodo visited patients affected by the Sunda Strait tsunami who were being treated at the dr. H. Bob Bazar Regional General Hospital in Kalianda District, South Lampung Regency.
Arriving at 12:45 a.m. WIB (West Indonesian Time), President Jokowi went straight to the patients room for the tsunami victims. Among the patients, the President met with Sarnama, a mother and her 6-year-old son Yudi. On that occasion, Sarnama told the President how Yudi could survive the tsunami that hit South Lampung on 22 December 2018. According to her, Yudi went missing after the tsunami hit at around 10:00 p.m. WIB and he was discovered the next day at around 08:00 WIB.
Yudi was found while clinging on a wood, Sarnama said. Unfortunately, his two siblings, Ade Purnama (17) and Khalifah (1) were killed.
Joining the President during the visits were Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of Health Nila Moeloek, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Social Affairs Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, and Lampung Governor Ridho Ricardo. (BPMI Setpres/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas