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The suspect in the Mount Bromo fire caused by pre-wedding flares denies remaining silent when the fire started.
This was conveyed by their legal advisor, Mustaji, who said that his client immediately took the water he was carrying in the car when he saw the smoke.
“They immediately took bottles containing water which they had in the car. Our client took approximately five large bottles when he saw smoke,” said Mustaji when met at the Probolinggo Police Station, Thursday (14/9) as reported by detikcom.
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Mustaji continued, because at the time of the incident the wind was strong, five bottles of water were not enough so the fire spread and had a fatal impact on six of his clients.
“It’s not just the strong winds, it’s also because the grass is so dry that our clients can’t handle it,” said Mustaji.
The police have named Andrie Wibowo Eka Wardhana (41) from Lumajang Regency as a suspect. He was the manager or person in charge of the wedding organizer hired by the prospective bride and groom from Surabaya who were part of the group.
During the incident in Bromo, flares caused dry grass in the Teletubbies Hill area to catch fire and quickly spread to various areas.
As a result of this, the government stepped in and disbursed billions of rupiah in funds. To extinguish the fire, the government had to spend around IDR 150 million for one hour of water bombing.
From a rough count, water bombing was carried out 5 times for approximately two hours, on Sunday (10/9). Then on Monday (11/9), water bombing was carried out 17 times for more than 6 hours, and was estimated to cost IDR 1.2 billion.
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