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Tragic accident kills Scouts in Indonesia

8. Feb 2014

I am on an official visit to our largest Scouting nation in the world, Indonesia. Yesterday afternoon a police truck carrying 62 Scouts to a campsite lost control and overturned resulting in the death of 4 Scouts, the driver and his helper. 31 Scouts are seriously injured and are battling for their lives, while 22 other Scouts suffered minor injuries.

The Scouts were going to a weekend camp at the Carita Beach when the accident occurred at Mandalawangi, Pandeglang district, Banten region (120 kms west of Jakarta).

I would like to offer personal condolences to my brother and sister Scouts and the families of the deceased. I want to join everyone in their prayers for the speedy recovery of those injured, particularly those who are currently battling for their lives.

One cannot imagine what the families and friends of the deceased and injured Scouts are going through at this moment. May everyone find peace in their hearts through prayer and belief in their personal religious teachings.

Everyone remains in my thoughts and prayers.

Scott A. Teare
Secretary General
World Organization of the Scout Movement

Comentarios (14)

amin...amin, thanks WOSM.

This is really very tragic. My deepest condolences to Gerakan Pramuka Indonesia and to the bereaved.

Deepest condolences to the families from their own big family. We are with you brothers.

Deepest condolences to the families who lost their children and wish best to all survivors

Amen.....thanks you for pray

Bharat Scputs and Guides is shocked to hear the sad news, may the souls rest in peace

I too convey our deepest condolence !
I pray God to give fastest recovery to those who got injured !

  • De Philippines
  • 10. Feb 2014

My deepest condolences.

  • De Philippines
  • 10. Feb 2014

My deepest condolences.

I condole the family of Scouts and indeed the families of the departed may their souls rest in peace. Ameen

Our large family of perennial Widya Bhakti Budaya Indonesia Pasuruan Scouting Movement, also grieved and concerned over what happened to scout sisters in PANDEGLANG, may all his worship is acceptable in the sight of God Almighty, Amen ...!

My deepest condolences. May the souls of the scouts never be forgotten. I pray for fast recovery and the families. Amen.

thanks for your support, may God bless us and give us more strength here. scouting for unite,from here we learn. Muchlove for scouts around the world


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