Pemalang Train Accident: Jasa Raharja will make a compensation

Public Company Jasa Raharja ready to provide accident insurance compensation to victims of a collision between Argo Anggrek v.s. Senja Utama at Jatimulyo Village, District Petarukan, Pemalang District, Central Java, on Saturday.

"We are ready to provide insurance claims to victims," said Head Branch Pekalongan Perum Jasa Raharja whose territory include Pemalang, Brebes, Pekalongan, and Batang, Hendrik, in Pemalang, Saturday.

Jasa Raharja local officials still do data collection for victims of the collision at about 3:00 pm it.

At least 33 people killed and 16 injured in the collision. The victims were evacuated from the scene to a number of hospitals in Pemalang.

"It's still our data, we can not mention the names of victims," he said.

He said the train crash as the event with the biggest victims of the past few years.

He explained that the victim died and permanent injuries will each get a compensation amounting to Rp25 million, while compensation for injuries received at most Rp 10 million.

Train Argo Orchid with seven carriages carrying 336 passengers from Jakarta to Surabaya majoring hit KA Main Dusk with nine carriages carrying 663 passengers from Jakarta to Semarang majors.

Senja Utama train was stopped on the track 3, about 100 meters west of Petarukan station was hit from behind by a speeding train Argo Orchid from the west. KA-9 car to Main Dusk badly damaged while the car to derail-8.

The series of other trains from both directions appears to still be able to pass through the site using the track 1 and 2 with a speed of about five miles per hour.

Society seems berkerumum not far from the crash site to see the evacuation process, while police officers have put the line in place. Indonesia Today

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