Depok Students’ Families Point Fingers at Old, Unmaintained Bus in Fatal Accident

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – Families of the victims in the tragic bus accident involving a group of Lingga Kencana Vocational School students in Depok are raising concerns about the bus’s condition. They allege the bus was old and poorly maintained, increasing the risk of the accident.

“The bus looked extremely old and clearly lacked proper maintenance,” said Robby Kurnia Akbar, uncle to victim Robiatul Adawiyah, speaking from the TPU Muslim cemetery in Depok City on Sunday, May 12th, 2024.

Robby, who personally witnessed the bus’s condition at the accident site while searching for information on his nephew, a participant in the study tour, is directing his concerns towards the foundation managing Lingga Kencana Vocational School.

Meanwhile, the family of Suprayogi (63), a teacher who also died in the accident, is urging the police to conduct a thorough investigation. This emphasis comes in light of the high number of student casualties.

“We demand the most just outcome possible,” stated Suprayogi’s younger brother, Karnain.

These accusations raise questions about the safety standards followed during the school trip and highlight the potential role of a poorly maintained vehicle in the devastating accident.


FAQs: Depok Students’ Fatal Bus Accident – Families Raise Concerns


What happened?

A bus carrying students from Lingga Kencana Vocational School in Depok was involved in a fatal accident in Subang, West Java.

What are the families concerned about?

The families of the victims allege that the bus was old and poorly maintained, potentially contributing to the accident.

What evidence do they have?

One family member witnessed the bus at the accident scene and claims it appeared old and lacked proper maintenance.

What are their demands?

  • The families want the foundation managing Lingga Kencana Vocational School to address concerns about the bus’s condition.
  • Suprayogi’s family is urging the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, particularly considering the high number of student casualties.

What are the implications?

These accusations raise questions about the safety standards followed during the school trip and highlight the importance of ensuring proper vehicle maintenance to prevent accidents.


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