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The Indonesian president promised to build houses for the families of the victims of the wrecked submarine

Joko Widodo met with relatives of the deceased and promised to build new houses for them in the chosen location. The ship Nanggala-402 was found last Sunday with 53 crew members dead

Indonesian President Joko Widodo meets with the families of the crew members of the sunk submarine KRI Nanggala-402 at a navy airbase in Sidoarjo, East Java province, Indonesia, on April 29, 2021. Laily Rachev / Courtesy of the Presidential Palace of Indonesia / Brochure via REUTERS

The President of Indonesia, Joko widodo, met this Thursday for the first time with the relatives of the 53 deaths of the wrecked military submarine last week and offered them the construction of new house.

The president, who had already announced the posthumous promotions for all sailors and bags for your children, renewed its promise to support families of the Indonesians who died in the shipwreck Nanggala-402.

“We are going to build a house for them at the location of their choice”, Widodo secured a solemn ceremony before families at a naval base in East Java.

Portraits of crew members from the sunk submarine KRI Nanggala-402 during a visit by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to a navy airbase in Sidoarjo, East Java province, Indonesia, on April 29, 2021. Laily Rachev / Courtesy of the Presidential Palace from Indonesia / Brochure via REUTERS

Portraits of crew members from the sunk submarine KRI Nanggala-402 during a visit by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to a navy airbase in Sidoarjo, East Java province, Indonesia, on April 29, 2021. Laily Rachev / Courtesy of the Presidential Palace from Indonesia / Brochure via REUTERS

The submarine, a model of the Cakra class made in Germany in 1978 and delivered to Indonesia three years later, disappeared about 40 minutes after submerging at dawn on Wednesday of last week to carry out a military maneuver.

Nanggala-402, which was renovated in 2012, was located on Sunday divided into three on the seabed and about 800 meters deep by a Singapore submarine participating in the extensive search engine, in which Australia, India and the United States were also involved.

Authorities are now studying the complicated operation to recover part of the submarine and the bodies trapped inside it.

Photo of the file.  Submarine KRI Nanggala-402 in Surabaya, East Java Province, Indonesia, September 25, 2014. M Risyal Hidayat / Antara Photo / via REUTERS

Photo of the file. Submarine KRI Nanggala-402 in Surabaya, East Java Province, Indonesia, September 25, 2014. M Risyal Hidayat / Antara Photo / via REUTERS

Indonesia rules out that the accident was caused by human error and suspects that he started to crack when he was between 400 and 500 meters below the surface, about twice as deep as its diving capacity, after being swept by an underwater wave, according to the first hypotheses.

Authorities reported on Tuesday that they had recovered the hydrophone, a part of the submarine that can help you know the reasons for the accident.

(With information from EFE)

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