Four victims of ferry accident in Sunda strait remain unidentified
Seven passengers of vessel KM Bahuga Jaya died while 206 others survived after the boat was involved in a collision with Singapore’s Norgas Cathinka in Sunda Strait, four miles from Bakauheni port in Lampung, on early Wednesday.
As of Wednesday evening, the emergency post in Bakauheni port reported that three of the victims had been identified, while the other four remained unidentified.
The first was identified as Sri Nuraeni, the resident of Pamulang, Tangerang. The 35-year-old woman was evacuated to Krakatau Medika in Cilegon, Banten. Another victim was a 35-year-old man identified as Maryono. The third victim was identified as Salim Priyono, 53, the resident of Patung Teras, Banten. Maryono and Salim were taken to Kalianda hospital in Lampung,tribunnews.com reported.
The unidentified victims are three females and one male, all of them were taken to Kalianda hospital. One passenger was reportedly in critical condition and was treated at Krakatau Medika hospital.
Apart from carrying hundreds of passengers, the boat also took 10 motorcycles, 22 private cars, 17 minibuses, 11 pickup trucks, and 18 trucks. The boat was reportedly hit by the tanker and sank.
The Transportation Ministry is still investigating the cause of the accident. The boat’s captain and the tanker’s crews are undergoing questionings. (fzm/lfr)