Rabu, 19 Desember 2018

2,736 School Buildings Damaged by Palu Earthquake

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  • A victim of last week's earthquake is recovered in the Balaroa neighbourhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

    A victim of last week's earthquake is recovered in the Balaroa neighbourhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) noted that there were thousands of school buildings damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in Palu on Friday, September 28.

    “2,736 schools were damaged,” said Head of BNPB Data Center, Information and Public Relations Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in his statement on Sunday, October 7.

    Sutopo said there were also seven units of health facilities that were severely damaged. “Anutapura Hospital and Talise, Bulili, Mamboro, Lere, Nosara, and Singgani health centers,” he said.

    Read also: BNPB Targets Evacuation of Palu Quake Victims Completed on Oct 11

    The earthquake and tsunami that occurred on Friday last week made Palu, Donggala and the surrounding areas severely damaged. The number of victims until Sunday reached 1,900 people.

    Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said he would immediately collect the data of students, teachers, infrastructures and education facilities affected by the earthquake.

    The Ministry will build emergency schools in order to accelerate the normalization of the learning process.

    "Along with the data collection, we are trying to have an emergency class soon, it can be in the form of tents owned by the Ministry of Education and Culture with the UNICEF standards. If it is limited, we will make an emergency school that can accommodate students and the model already exists,” Muhadjir said.

    SYAFIUL HADI