PM Modi Indonesia Earthquake: Indonesia is currently passing through the tragedy of earthquake. More than 160 people were killed and 326 were injured due to an earthquake in Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday (21 November). The epicenter of the 5.6 magnitude earthquake was near the city of Cianjur in West Java – about 75 km from the capital Jakarta. Efforts are on to rescue the people buried under the debris since Monday. Leaders around the world, including Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, have expressed grief over the earthquake in Indonesia.
What did Prime Minister Narendra Modi say?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the loss of life and property due to the earthquake in Java island of Indonesia. PM Modi tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the loss of life and property due to the earthquake in Indonesia. Deepest condolences to the victims and their families. I wish speedy recovery of the injured. India stands with Indonesia in this hour of grief."
Saddened by the loss of lives and damage to property from the earthquake in Indonesia. Deepest condolences to the victims and their families. Wish a speedy recovery to the injured. India stands with Indonesia in this hour of grief. @jokowi
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 22, 2022
What did Rishi Sunak say?
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has also expressed grief over the loss of life and property. Recalling his stay in Indonesia, he said, "I am shocked by the devastating scenes in Indonesia today. Just last week I experienced firsthand the warmth, generosity and kindness of the Indonesian people. My thoughts are with him now. The UK stands with the Indonesian people during this difficult time."
I am shocked by the devastating scenes in Indonesia today.
Just last week, I experienced first-hand the warmth, generosity and kindness of the Indonesian people. My thoughts are with them now.
The UK stands with you @jokowi and all Indonesians at this difficult time.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) November 21, 2022
Prime Minister of Australia also offered help
Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced that he is ready to provide assistance to Indonesia and the Solomon Islands after being affected by the earthquake. Addressing parliament on Tuesday, Albanese said he had contacted leaders of both countries to offer Australia’s support.
He said, "With over 2,000 homes damaged, I have conveyed Australia’s condolences on this tragic death through my friend President Joko Widodo and we stand ready to provide assistance to our friends in Indonesia, as Australia always does ."
The Prime Minister of Pakistan expressed grief
Pakistan’s President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also expressed deep sorrow for the people who lost their precious lives due to the earthquake in the main island of Indonesia. And Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have sent their condolences to the Indonesian President.