At least 56 killed and 700 hurt as earthquake hits Indonesia’s Java island .
November 21, 2022 - PatialaPolitics
The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (six miles), according to US Geological Survey data.
Scores of people were rushed to hospital, with many treated outside.
Rescuers were working into the night to try to rescue others thought to still be trapped under collapsed buildings.
The area where the quake struck is densely populated and prone to landslides, with poorly built houses reduced to rubble in many areas.
West Java governor Ridwan Kamil confirmed to local media that 56 people had died and more than 700 were injured.
He said the numbers of injuries and fatalities are likely to increase because there are “a lot of people” still trapped at the scene, with some areas cut off by landslides.
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