Archipelago

Lion Air opens emergency
posts in Bali and Bandung

Clear the way: Health workers at Kasih Ibu Hospital in Badung, transfer a passenger from Lion Air flight JT-960 to Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, on Saturday. Dozens of passengers were injured when the flight crashed off the runway. (JP/Agung Parameswara)
Clear the way: Health workers at Kasih Ibu Hospital in Badung, transfer a passenger from Lion Air flight JT-960 to Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, on Saturday. Dozens of passengers were injured when the flight crashed off the runway. (JP/Agung Parameswara) 

The Lion Air has opened emergency relief posts at both its headquarters in Jakarta and in Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, following the crash on Saturday afternoon of flight JT 960.

Lion Air general affairs director, Edward Sirait said in Jakarta, on Saturday that the post in Denpasar had started ask passengers for contact numbers of relatives they could reach in case of emergency, according to kompas.com.

The company has also had a call-center so relatives can get latest information on family members.

The Lion Air has established similar post at Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung, West Java, where the aircraft originated.

“No passengers or crew members are left inside the aircraft. All have been evacuated in a joint operation between police officers, Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers, and local fishermen,” said Bali police chief Insp.Gen.Arif Wachyunadi. (nai/ebf)

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