Almost 300 Aftershocks Jolt Cianjur as Death Toll Rises to 321

28 November 2022 10:05 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaAftershocks continue to rock Cianjur of West Java following the devastating earthquake last Monday, November 21, 2022, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported.

“As of 5 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022, there were 296 aftershocks,” said the agency’s acting head of the quake and tsunami center, Daryono, in his Twitter statement.

Until 6 a.m. Sunday, the agency recorded 276 aftershocks, while as of Saturday, there were 259 aftershocks.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) detected 321 people died as of Sunday, November 27, 2022. Some of them died after being buried in landslides following the main quake of 5.6 magnitudes.

“As 3 other victims on the list of missing people are found, the number of victims rises to 321,” said the BNPB head Lieutenant General Suharyanto.

The number of missing victims thus decreased from 14 to 11. He also mentioned that the quake severely injured 108 people.

Suharyanto said the evacuation was conducted across 15 districts. “There are 325 evacuation points,” he added. BNPB opened 183 centralized evacuation posts with more than 25 refugees and 142 independent evacuation points. Independent evacuation post is established by the people near their homes with a total number of refugees under 25.

Meanwhile, the number of refugees reached 73,874, consisting of 33,713 men, 40,161 women, 92 people with disabilities, and 1,207 pregnant women.

The Cianjur earthquake also caused severe damage to 27,434 houses, moderate damage to 13,070 houses, and light damage to 22,124. In total, BNPB recorded 62,628 damaged houses.

MARIA FRANSISCA LAHUR

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