State-owned insurance company PT Jamsostek is preparing at least Rp 7.5 billion (US$808,059) to compensate 12 of the 45 victims who died in last week’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 accident.
The 12 victims are workers who were insured under the company’s social security program and were registered as workers at Indonesia Air Transport, PT Dirgantara Indonesia, Air Maleo, Pelita Air, Bloomberg, Trans TV, Aviastar and Sky Aviation, Jamsostek president director Hotbonar Sinaga said on Saturday as quoted by Antara news agency.
The victims were categorized as those accidently injured during work.
The amount of compensation families could claim on behalf of their deceased relatives would depend on the amount of their salaries that their respective companies reported to Jamsostek.
The compensation amount would be as much as 48 times a victim’s salary, plus pension funds, Rp 2 million for burial funds and an additional Rp 4.8 million which came from Rp 200,000 in social security paid for 24 months, Hotbonar said.
Coordinating People’s Welfare Minister Agung Laksono previously said that the Indonesian government would pay Rp 50 million in compensation to each of the families of the victims through state-owned insurance company PT Jasa Raharja.
Of the 45 passengers aboard the Russian-made Sukhoi, 35 were Indonesian nationals, one was American, one French and eight Russians. Most of the passengers were flight crew members, potential buyers and journalists.
The Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 disappeared from radar screens on May 9 before an Air Force helicopter discovered its debris on the slopes of Mt. Salak in Cidahu, Sukabumi, West Java, the following day. (png/mtq)