RI ambassador to Pakistan dies in Singapore
The Jakarta Post
Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Burhan Muhammad passed away after undergoing intensive care in a Singaporean hospital to treat burn injuries sustained in a helicopter accident in Pakistan, on Tuesday.
Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore Andri Hadi informed The Jakarta Post that Burhan died at 12:15 a.m. local time after undergoing a week of medical treatment in the city-state.
'He died at 12:15 a.m. after being in a critical condition caused by his worsening physical condition,' he said
Burhan, a retired State Intelligence Agency (BIN) agent, was hospitalized for several days in Pakistan before being flown to Singapore on May 12.
The director of Indonesian citizen protection at the Foreign Ministry, Muhammad Iqbal, said Burhan had been in a critical condition on Monday and had died from lung complications.
Burhan suffered critical burns while his wife, Heri Listyawati, and six other foreign envoys died instantly when a Pakistani helicopter transporting them on a trip to a mountainous area in Pakistan developed engine problems and caught fire on May 8.
Heri was buried in her hometown of Yogyakata on Sunday.
Others killed in the incident were Finland Ambassador Leif Larsen, Philippine Ambassador Domingo Lucenario, the Malaysian Ambassador's wife Habibah Binti Mahmud and three Pakistani helicopter crew.
The body of Ambassador Burhan will be brought home at 5:35 p.m. and be laid out at the Pancasila Hall at the Foreign Ministry before being buried. (rms)(++++)
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