Earthquake devastation in Indonesia, so far 271 people have died in the devastation
The death toll from Monday’s magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Cianjur, Indonesia’s West Java province, continues to rise. According to official records, 271 people have died in the disaster so far. The National Disaster Agency said that 151 people are missing after the earthquake, while 1083 are injured. Those who have been admitted to the hospital.
Officials said more than 300 people were seriously injured. But, in the midst of all this, a good news has also come that a six-year-old child has been taken out alive from the debris late on Wednesday evening. At present, the girl is admitted in the hospital and is undergoing treatment. The child remained buried under the debris for about three days. People were surprised to see the child alive as to how he lived without eating or drinking for three days. Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management said rescuers rescued the child, Ajka Maulana Malik, in Nagarak village in Kugenang sub-district of Cianjur Regency. The footage showed the moment rescuers found him.
The agency said the boy was found next to his grandmother’s body. Local media said Ajka is now undergoing treatment at Siyanjur Hospital. The agency said rescuers had earlier recovered the bodies of his parents. The worst damage was done in Cianjur city, where buildings shook for three minutes during the quake. Most of the deaths have also happened here. Although the official death toll has not been released. The most affected was Cianjur. Because the population there is very dense. Landslides are common here. The houses are not made very strong. 56,320 houses were damaged in this earthquake. Out of which more than a third of the houses were damaged. Other damaged buildings included 31 schools, 124 places of worship and three health facilities. 14 refugee shelters have been constructed with facilities for displaced people. According to sources, the victims are expected to leave their temporary tents and move to these main shelters. Also, more than 6,000 rescue personnel have been deployed for rescue operations.