Nearly 20 dead, 300 injured in Indonesia earthquake: Local official

Nearly 20 dead, 300 injured in Indonesia earthquake: Local official

Jakarta: Nearly 20 people were killed in a 5.6-magnitude quake that jolted Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, a local official said. The epicentre of the earthquake was located in Cianjur, the town in West Java.


Herman Suherman, a government official from Cianjur told news channel MetroTV that up to 20 people had died at one hospital in the area. In videos widely shared on social media which could not be verified independently, buildings could be seen shaking during the earthquake.


Authorities said they had rescued two people trapped in a landslide in Cianjur but a third person had died.


“We managed to evacuate a woman and a baby alive, but the other one passed away. That’s the only thing I can share for now,” Cianjur police chief Doni Hermawan told broadcaster Metro TV, AFP reported.


Authorities said they had rescued two people trapped in a landslide in Cianjur but a third person had died.


“We managed to evacuate a woman and a baby alive, but the other one passed away. That’s the only thing I can share for now,” Cianjur police chief Doni Hermawan told broadcaster Metro TV, AFP reported.


Indonesia local media showed several buildings in Cianjur with their roofs collapsed. The country’s meteorological agency warned residents near the quake to watch out for more tremors.


“We call on people to stay outside the buildings for now as there might be potential aftershocks,” the head of Indonesia’s meteorological agency said, AFP reported.

 

Nearly 20 dead, 300 injured in Indonesia earthquake: Local official. (n.d.). The Dispatch. https://www.thedispatch.in/nearly-20-dead-300-injured-in-indonesia-earthquake-local-official/

  • Nov 22, 2022
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