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Two people die in West Java earthquake

Sabtu 16 December 2017 13:52 WIB

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A 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Sukabumi, West Java on Friday (December 15) night. (Illustration)

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Sukabumi, West Java on Friday (December 15) night. (Illustration)

Foto: BMKG

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said two people died in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shook the southern parts of West Java, Central Java, and Yogyakarta, Friday night.

Head of Information and Public Relations Center of BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in his short message in Jakarta on Saturday said the two people who died in the earthquake on Friday night are Dede Lutfi, 62, a Gunungsahari Village resident in Ciamis District, West Java, and Aminah, 80, a resident of Sugihwaras, Pekalongan, Central Java.

"Both victims died after being buried under a wall that collapsed during the earthquake," stated Sutopo.

In addition to the death toll, the BNPB report also mentioned that the earthquake had caused seven people to be injured, while 43 homes were destroyed, 65 houses were modestly damaged, 10 others were slightly damaged, and some public buildings suffered damage.

Sutopo said the impact of the earthquake in West Java caused one fatality, six casualties, severe damage to 17 houses, moderate damage to 59 houses, and slight damage to 10 houses.

Also read: 6.9 earthquake jolts West Java, Jakartans feel the tremor

Meanwhile in Central Java, one person died, one person was seriously injured, 26 houses were severely damaged and collapsed, and six houses were damaged.

According to Sutopo, areas affected by the earthquake and damaged include Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Banjar, Garut, Cilacap, Kebumen, Pekalongan, Banyumas, Brebes, and Banjarnegara.

"Since the epicenter is located six kilometers southeast of Bantarkalong City, Tasikmalaya District, the areas that experienced damage and were hit hard by aftershocks are in the Tasikmalaya, Pangandaran, and Ciamis districts in West Java Province," he added.

He also noted that some hospitals were damaged, so patients were taken outdoors. For example, Banyumas Hospital suffered damage to the ceiling, cracked walls, and leakage of the installed oxygen gas pipeline.

Sutopo claimed that most of the people who had been evacuated during the tsunami early warning have been allowed to return home.

"There is no tsunami occurring along the south coast of Java. Aftershocks have occurred as many as seven times with low magnitude. There has been no impact or damage from the aftershocks, and public activity has returned to normal," explained Sutopo.

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