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Sinabung claims another victim
Publication Date : 12-02-2014
The number of fatalities from Mount Sinabung’s pyroclastic cloud has increased to 17 with Sehat Sembiring, 47 recorded as having passed away after being treated for almost two weeks.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) confirmed that the families of all the dead victims would receive compensation from the government; 5.5 million rupiah (US$452) from the Social Affairs Ministry, 3.5 million rupiah from the North Sumatra governor and 2.5 million rupiah from the Karo regent.
“The compensation will be officially handed over on Thursday at the command post,” he said.