Death toll rises to 318 in Indonesia earthquake


Jakarta. The death toll continues to rise in the earthquake that hit Indonesia’s West Java province. A senior official of Indonesia’s disaster agency said on Saturday that the death toll from the earthquake in the country had risen to 318, while 14 others were still missing. According to reports, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday.

According to the report of the news agency Xinhua, Fajr Satyawan, deputy of emergency response of the National Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency, told during the press conference that eight more bodies have been recovered during the search operation on Saturday, after which the death toll has increased to 318. Gone

He further informed that Siangjur district is also among the most affected areas by the earthquake. In this district, 7,729 people have been injured, while 58,049 houses have been destroyed and 73,693 people have been shifted to other places. At the same time, Joshua Banjarnahor, spokesman for the search and rescue office of West Java province, said during the press conference that the search operation is being hampered due to the rain.

The Meteorological Department says that there is a possibility of rain in Sianjur district within the next three days.