Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lion Air Crash Victims Commemorated by Family Members

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  • A woman, whose husband was on Lion Air flight JT610, cries as she holds their son after a news conference about the recovery process at a hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 5, 2018. Relatives of the victims of an Indonesian jet that crashed into the sea off Jakarta last week killing all 189 on board demanded answers on Monday as to why the plane had been passed fit to fly and called for no let up in the search for loved ones. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    A woman, whose husband was on Lion Air flight JT610, cries as she holds their son after a news conference about the recovery process at a hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 5, 2018. Relatives of the victims of an Indonesian jet that crashed into the sea off Jakarta last week killing all 189 on board demanded answers on Monday as to why the plane had been passed fit to fly and called for no let up in the search for loved ones. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - As a final tribute for victims of the fallen Lion Air flight JT 610, hundreds of victims’ families gathered today for a mass prayer and spread flowers onboard two Indonesian Navy ships; KRI Banda Aceh 593 and KRI Banjarmasin 592, at Tanjung Pakis waters in Karawang, West Java.

    The commemoration was initiated by the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) and the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas). Both ships departed from the military base in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta.

    According to TNI’s data, there were 470 family members of the Lion Air victims that participated in today’s tribute.

    RYAN DWIKI ANGGRIAWAN