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Jakarta Post

Family, residents refuse to bury Surabaya bombers

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 16 2018   /  01:03 am

Strong rejection by relatives and local residents has left the dead bodies of those involved in the Surabaya and Sidoarjo explosions in limbo, as no parties are willing to claim and bury them.

As of Tuesday, the bodies of terror perpetrators and some of their children, who died in separate incidents were being stored at Bhayangkara Ngagel Hospital. The 13 bodies belonged to three families who carried out a series of bombings in Surabaya and Sidoarjo on Sunday and Monday.

At least 12 of the bodies have been identified by a disaster and victim identification team. No one has come to claim and retrieve the bodies.

The majority of Indonesians have condemned the attacks, with civil society groups across the country and overseas holding vigils and declaring unity in the fight against terror. Even the relatives of the identified perpetrators stood back and dismissed any rel...