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Mt. Sinabung displaced return to their villages

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 5, 2014   /  04:36 pm

Thousands people from Kabanjahe, North Sumatra, who were displaced as a result of the Mt. Sinabung eruptions, have been allowed to return to their 16 villages.

'€œThey will all receive life insurance cover from the administration,'€ Karo Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPD) head Dinasti Sitepu said in Medan on Thursday, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Most of the displaced, who have been returning to their villages for the last two weeks, have been cleaning their houses and paddy fields from volcanic ash.
Dinasti added that returnees would receive payments of Rp 50,000 per family for 10 days as well as an additional Rp 6,000 and 4 kilograms of rice per day per resident for a month.

The total number of displaced following Mt. Sinabung's most recent eruption on Tuesday was 15,864, accounting for 4,998 families. (krb)

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