BY DATA, INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CENTER • 23 September 2013 10:51
Many refugees of Mount Sinabung returned to his home since they, whose homes were outside a radius of 3 km from the summit crater G. Sinabung, are encouraged to go back home. Based on the results of the evaluation meeting of Sinabung volcano eruption dated 22 September 2013 at 14:00 pm, the number of refugees was 4,349 inhabitants. People are refuge in 12 IDP camps, namely:
a. Jambur Tuah Loh Pati 70 people
b. Great Mosque 50 people
c. GBKP Zentrum 81 people
d. Berastagi mosques Istikar 112 people
e. KWK Berastagi 214 people
f. Klasis Office of the GBKP City 650 people
g. Jambur Sempakata 1500 people
h. KNPI 42 people
i. GPdI Ora et Labora 45 people
j. Batukarang1111 people
k. Jambur Payung 404 people
l. Kutatayat 70 people
The process of repatriation of refugees living outside the 3 km zone has been begun since morning. There were approximately 2,452 refugees (of 9 shelters) were reported to be home. The repatriation process were assisted by as many as 15 trucks from TNI, BPBDs, Brimob, Police, municipal police and of the Public Works department.
Previous refugees reached 15.281 people (18/9), 14.927 people (19/9), 12.322 people (20/9), and 10.572 people (21/9).
Mount Sinabung conditions according to PVMBG, volcanic seismicity has been decreasing in the last 4 days recorded only 20 times/day. Small eruption only in form of volcanic ashes. PVMBG Geological Agency has set a radius of 3 km, particularly in the area of disaster-prone areas (KRB) III, to be no community activities occur. There are 5 villages whose citizens are required to evacuate, namely the Simacem, Bekerah, Sigarang-fierce, Kutagunggung, and Sukameriah village. Refugees who live outside the radius of 3 km should return to their homes.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
Head of Data Information and Public Relations BNPB
Translated by Henrikus Adi Hernanto