Cianjur Earthquake: Death toll Rises to 62

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22 November 2022 06:43 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported.that the death toll from the 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Cianjur district, West Java, on Monday has increased to 62.

"The latest data from the BNPB Operations Control Center (Pusdalops) on Monday, as of 7:34 p.m. it is recorded 62 people died," informed Abdul Muhari, acting head of the BNPB's Disaster Data, Information, and Communication Center, on Monday.

According to him, the victims were from Rancagoong village in Cilau sub-district, Limbagansari village in Cianjur sub-district, and Cugenang sub-district.

In addition, 25 people were still buried under collapsed buildings in Cijedil village, Cugenang sub-district, and 79 other people were injured in the earthquake.

The total number of displaced residents reached 5,389. They were spread across several points.

According to Muhari, 2,272 homes, 4 government buildings, 3 educational facilities, and 1 worship facility were damaged in the quake, while 1 Cianjur hospital suffered slight damage and 1 Islamic boarding school was heavily damaged in the earthquake.

Apart from Cianjur district, infrastructure damage was also reported in Bogor district, where 46 houses were damaged. Meanwhile, the quake damaged 443 homes in Sukabumi district and 14 homes in Sukabumi city.

"The earthquake also caused a landslide, which closed a cross-provincial road in Cianjur district," Muhari informed.

Meanwhile, the urgent needs in the field included 20 units of tents, heavy equipment for evacuation, 10 units of lighting, 100 units of beds, and fuel oil.

He further said that the local Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) is still collecting data on the number of fatalities and damaged infrastructures.

He appealed to residents in Cianjur district and its surrounding areas to evacuate if they feel their houses are still not safe and remain vigilant about the potential for aftershocks.

"We ask residents to follow and get information from the official channels of BNPB, BMKG (Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency), BPBD, and local government. Because aftershocks are still being felt even though they are less powerful than the previous earthquake," he said.

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