As of Wednesday (January 20, 2021), of the 40 identified victims, Jasa Raharja has handed compensation to 36 heirs.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned insurer PT Jasa Raharja said it has compensated the families of 36 victims who were on the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 when it crashed shortly after take-off on January 9, 2021.

"As of Wednesday (January 20, 2021), of the 40 identified victims, Jasa Raharja has handed compensation to 36 heirs. The compensation for four other (victims') heirs is awaiting the preparedness of their heirs and will be settled at the very first chance,” Jasa Raharja president director Budi Rahardjo said here Wednesday.

The compensation, which amounts to Rp50 million for each heir, is a manifestation of the government's basic protection, in accordance with the Finance Minister's Regulation No. 15/2017, he said.

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"It took less than 24 hours for Jasa Raharja to settle the compensation after the National Police's DVI (Disaster Victim Identification) team announced (the names of) identified victims. This is in line with the President's instruction to hand the compensation to (the families of) all victims immediately by complying with the rules and taking into account the heirs of the victims," he said.

The compensation was handed to families, in accordance with their domicile, as part of the company’s commitment to provide good, easy, quick, and accurate services, he remarked.

The Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182, bearing the registration number PK-CLC, lost contact at 2:40 p.m. Western Indonesia time (WIB) on January 9, 2021 shortly after take-off and crashed between Lancang Island and Laki Island, Thousand Islands, DKI Jakarta. The plane was headed to Pontianak from Jakarta.

Based on the manifest, the plane had 50 passengers and 12 crew members on board. Of the total passengers, 40 were adults, seven were children, and three were infants.

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