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Earthquake Destroyed Indonesia!

The balance sheet of the earthquake that occurred in Indonesia yesterday reached frightening dimensions. While the number of people who died due to the earthquake increased to 162, the authorities stated that many people are still under the rubble, so this number may increase even more.

The balance sheet is increasing in the earthquake that took place in Indonesia yesterday. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the Ciajnur region of West Java occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The earthquake in which 700 people were injured Western Air Governor Ridwan Kamil stated that the number of people who lost their lives in the earthquake increased to 162.

More than 13 thousand people were displaced due to the earthquake, while more than 2 thousand 200 houses were damaged. Search and rescue efforts continue; However, it is also said that the death toll may increase.

According to the information received from the authorities, 7 thousand people were placed in various shelters in the region. It is stated that there are 390 injured so far.

In addition, the poor construction of the houses in the region and the density of the rubble cause the search and rescue efforts to be interrupted.

Officials from Cianjur also said that many people were trapped under the structures, which would increase the number of injuries and deaths. In the statements given to the agencies, it was said that there are many families in the villages who cannot be taken to safe areas.

Many patients were treated in the parking lots of hospitals, as the hospitals were without electricity for a while due to the earthquake.

There are also communication difficulties in the region. Governor Kamil stated that there were line cuts in mobile phones.

A local resident, who stated that he was at work during the earthquake, said, “I was working and suddenly the ground started to shake. I couldn’t do anything against the shaking. The shaking became more and more intense.”

Indonesia is often shaken by earthquakes. In 2018, the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Sulawesi Island and the tsunami that followed, killed more than 2,000 people and injured more than 4,000 people.

Ece Nagihan

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