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Indonesia earthquake kills greater than 160

A minimum of 162 folks had been killed, lots of them youngsters, and a whole bunch of others had been injured Monday in a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s largest island.

The afternoon quake flattened buildings, overwhelmed hospitals with victims and shook a number of cities in West Java Province.

Greater than 2,200 homes had been broken, forcing rescuers to dug folks from rubble, and 13,000 people had been displaced, officers stated. The U.S. Geological Survey stated the temblor was positioned simply 6 miles underground, which made it extra intense.

Among the many useless had been college students at native public colleges who had completed for the day and had been taking additional lessons at Islamic colleges that collapsed within the distant, rural space, stated West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil.

A woman walks past the ruins of buildings flattened by Monday's earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.

Hardest hit was the town of Cianjur, positioned within the mountainous district of the identical identify. Neighboring cities Sukabumi and Bandung additionally shook, whereas high-rises swayed in Jakarta.

A man walks past a house damaged by an earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

“The bulk who died had been hit by buildings. Some had been hit on the pinnacle,” Herman Suherman, head of the Cianjur regency, was quoted as saying by the Washington Submit. “All you may hear right here is ambulance sirens in all places.”

With Information Wire Providers

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