RT chief calls pilgrimage group who had an accident in Tegal scheduled to go home today

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Report by Tribunnews journalist, Ibriza Fasti Ifhami

AMPONTOONS.COM, JAKARTA – Rusli, head of RT 004/022 Kayu Gede, Paku Jaya Urban Village, North Serpong District, South Tangerang, said the bus for the pilgrimage group left on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

“Saturday, 6. Morning. More or less in the morning at 06.00 WIB,” said Rusli, when he met, on Sunday (7/5/2023).

Rusli explained that the bus was waiting for the congregation at an assembly point not far from Baiturrahman Mosque, Kayu Gede, Paku Jaya, North Serpong last Saturday morning.

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“Take the bus at Regency. It’s not far from here. Because the buses can’t enter (for the Baiturrahman Mosque area),” he said.

In addition, he explained, the group of pilgrims plans to make pilgrimages to Pekalongan, Pemalang, Cirebon and Guci Tegal.

However, he said, the group of pilgrims has discouraged from visiting Pekalongan sooner, due to insufficient time.

“Pekalongan, Pemalang, Cirebon, Guci. Information did not go to Pekalongan. Because there was not (not enough) time,” he said.

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Rusli said the pilgrimage group’s final destination was the Guci area, Tegal, Central Java.

Hence, the group planned to return to South Tangerang this Sunday.

“Finally Guci. Plan to go home today,” he said.

Earlier, a red tour bus, full of passengers, plunged into a ravine on the Guci Tourism Object route, Tegal Regency, Central Java on Sunday (7/5/2023).

Rusli, acting as head of RT.004/022 Kayu Gede, Paku Jaya village, North Serpong district, confirmed that some of the victims of the accident were local residents.

Rusli said there were two buses for pilgrimage groups.

Read also: Timeline of bus crash at Guci Tegal Tourism, one person dies and 31 passengers injured

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