Earthquake In Indonesia / At Least 44 Dead As Earthquake Hits Indonesia

Zoom News : Nov 21, 2022, 03:11 PM
Earthquake In Indonesia: 44 people died in a 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia on Monday. More than 300 people are injured. People came out in panic in the surrounding areas including the capital Jakarta. The buildings have been evacuated.

According to the news agency, the epicenter of the earthquake was in Cianjur, Java. An official said that 44 people died in the same hospital. Due to this, apprehension is being expressed that the death toll may increase.

Buildings were evacuated, fear of aftershocks

People are also sharing some videos of the earthquake on social media. Broken buildings, debris and damaged cars are visible in these. "The only thing we can say right now is that we have rescued a woman and a child," an official near the building told Indonesian news channel Metro TV. One died. We appeal to people to stay out of their buildings for the time being, as there is a possibility of aftershocks.

In February, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 25 people and injured more than 460 in West Sumatra province. In January 2021, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck West Sulawesi province, killing more than 100 people and injuring nearly 6,500. In 2004 a powerful Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami killed nearly 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Indonesia.