Savu & Rai Jua News - Nov '03

Savunese royal killed in canon explosion

Two residents died instantly from a canon explosion, during a traditional death ceremony of Jingitiu (Secular Savunese), at 11.15 am on Sunday the 2nd of November, 2003. One of the dead was of royal lineage from the clan of Kudji Ratu, in Eastern Savu, Savu Island, East Nusa Tenggara. Seven others were severly injured and had to be taken urgently to a local clinic. The tragic event was reported by the chief of Kupang police office, Mr Prastyawan/Ajun Komisaris Besar JB Gebana Prastyawan, Monday (10/11), in Koepang.


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