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 Post subject: 3 Hashers drowned, 17 rescued, in Indonesia
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:58 am 
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3 Hashers drowned in an accident while coming back from Pan Indo hash last weekend. Bad weather should have prevented them from crossing, and subsequent crossings were cancelled, but the first ferry, which was reportedly overloaded, went out and capsized in the bad weather. The victims were Indonesian hashers: Chaidir (58), Gueking (56) and Li Chasin (43).

Online Translation from VIVA news article:
VIVAnews - A large motor boat ditumpangi by 20 members of the Hash House Harriers club rolled backward waves, in North Lombok. As a result of the crash, three people died.
Third death toll is Chaidir (men), Jue King (women), and Li Ka Sim (women) who are members from Pekanbaru Riau. While 17 other people from many areas, safe.
According to the Head of National Police Commissioner General Information General Zulkarnaen, the boat departs from the Senggigi Beach Hotel Sentosa around 10.00 WITA, going to tourist sites Gili Trawangan.
According to Fatma Sari, one of the survivors, in fact, shortly before leaving, the weather at the location was bad enough. However, groups clamor for sailing. "If I come to Lombok, it's not afdhol if we have to Gili Trawangan," said Fatma, the VIVAnews, Sunday May 16, 2010.
Finally, Syahbandar allowed them to sail. But when the boat just arrived in the Gulf of Evil, Malaka Village, District Winner, North Lombok, Boat diterjang strong winds and large waves caused the ship upside down.
The entire passenger some middle-aged old succumbed to the sea. Passengers trying to escape the hold of the boat.
After the last few minutes, the group finally found a fishing boat. Fishermen then contact the staff at Gili Trawangan, the Search and Rescue team sent to the location.
"We've dievakuasi around 11 o'clock," says Fatma. According to him, only some of the passengers who impose life jacket. While the three found dead, dievakuasi to be taken to Mataram General Hospital for divisum.
"Sacrificial death of three persons came from Riau province which is recreational," said Zulkarnaen through short messages to reporters in Jakarta.
Hash House Harriers is a social gathering with athletic activities, such as running or other athletic. Every year, this gathering menyelengarakan national event called Pan Indo Hash, which this year held in Lombok. The event itself was attended by around 2000 people coming from all over Indonesia.
According to Nelson, one of the panels Pan Indo Hash 2010, this condemnation is not part of their activities. "Pan Indo Hash 2010 activity itself is over since yesterday," said Nelson. However, most of the members from activities berencana snorkling in Gili Trawangan.
Unfortunately, the weather was bad location. In the past few days, the weather was quite extreme Lombok district is heavy rain accompanied by strong winds. Even today, in Senggigi area, some look baliho ambruk strong winds due to tropical.
Consequence of this disaster, the district police force central Nusa Tenggara Barat check nahkoda ship named Ru Mawan (40 years) and Riksa with status as a witness. Meanwhile, the boat was pulled backwards and safekeeping the land Winner, North Lombok. (HS)

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