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Police name more suspects in deadly scout trek

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Wed, February 26 2020   /  01:02 am

Police have named two more suspects, identified only as DDS and R, in their investigation of a trek along a river in Sleman, Yogyakarta, that saw 10 students killed in a flash flood. Police had previously named as a suspect IYA, a physical education teacher at SMP 1 state junior high school in Turi, Sleman, Yogyakarta.IYA, DDS and R were among seven scoutmasters who chaperoned 249 seventh- and eighth-graders of the school as they took part in a scouting activity, trekking along the banks of the Sembor River, on Feb. 21.“We have named new suspects; their initials are DDS and R,” Yogyakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yulianto said on Tuesday.The students started trekking on Friday from Dukuh hamlet in Donokerto village, Turi district, Sleman, and walked upstream for about 1 kilometer. During the trek, the river suddenly flooded and strong currents swept away many of the students.Ten...