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Super Junior, NCT send prayers to Indonesia flood victims

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, January 5, 2020  /  06:16 pm
Super Junior, NCT send prayers to Indonesia flood victims

K-pop group Super Junior. (S.M. Entertainment via The Korea Herald/File)

K-pop sensations Super Junior and NCT took to Twitter to extend their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the massive flooding in Indonesia.

“Hello, we are Super Junior. We empathize with those affected by heavy rains and massive floods in Indonesia. We hope there will be no more casualties and may all the damage be swiftly repaired,” the boy band wrote on its official Twitter account @SJofficial on Saturday.

Another K-pop boy group, NCT, also expressed its empathy through tweets written in Korean and Indonesian.

“Hello, we are NCT. We have heard about the tragedy that hit Indonesia as a result of massive rainfall. We would like to offer our support although we know words won’t be able to ease the pain. We can only pray for your safety and hope there will no more suffering in the future,” the band’s official account @NCTsmtown wrote.

Earlier this week, massive flooding hit Greater Jakarta and other parts of Indonesia following the heaviest rainfall in over a decade, according to data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

Sixty people were killed and two went missing during the severe flooding.

Indonesian fans gave a warm response to the tweets.

Some Super Junior fans were surprised by the Indonesian language tweet.

“I thought it was from the [Twitter account of the Indonesia Super Junior] fanbase,” responded Twitter user @maairreu.

NCT fans showered the comments section of the band’s tweet with the hashtag #TERIMAKASIH_NCT (THANKYOU_NCT).

Super Junior and NCT — both founded by SM Entertainment — have solid fanbases in Indonesia. Since 2012, Super Junior has performed a number of sold-out concerts in Jakarta and plans to hold another concert on Jan. 11. The boy group once called Indonesia their “second home”.

NCT’s popularity in the country has been growing steadily following its performance in Jakarta last September. (trn)

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