Victim Last 94 Killed, 218 Missing

YOGYAKARTA, Until this morning, the death toll from the massive eruption of Mount Merapi, on Friday (05/11/2010), which was taken to hospital Sardjito Yogyakarta numbered 94 bodies. 48 bodies of which can be identified by a joint team of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI).

As stated by Teguh, a member of Yogyakarta Police DVI to Kompas.com, Tuesday (11/09/2010). “Families who reported the loss of family members amounted to 218,” he added.

As is known, 64 bodies had been buried in mass burial place of the general (TPU), Sleman regency. Some families brought the bodies for burial.

The death toll was certain to continue to grow because there are still many bodies are yet to be evacuated, especially in the vicinity of Kali Gendol, where pyroclastic flows or whedus gembel.

Eko Sulistyo, volunteers from PKPU, when contacted, said today PKPU team along with members of Kopassus and PMI will return to the Hamlet Ngepringan, Cangkringan, to evacuate about 10 bodies in the vicinity of Kali Gendol.

Two days ago, the team has been through a location which is about 10 kilometers from Merapi’s peak. Nevertheless, only one body that can be evacuated because of the condition of Merapi spewing hot clouds.