Indonesia Earthquake: Earthquake orgy in Indonesia, 162 killed, people wandering in search of loved ones

Indonesia Earthquake: 162 people died, while hundreds were injured and many people are still missing due to the earthquake in Indonesia’s main island Java on Monday. The local people are scared of the devastation after the earthquake. The intensity of the earthquake on the Richter scale was 5.4. Hundreds of buildings were damaged by the earthquake and people had to flee to safer places to save their lives. 

25 aftershocks 

According to Indonesia’s Meteorology and Climatology and Geophysical Agency, 25 more tremors were recorded after the earthquake. During this, fear had arisen among the people. Due to the earthquake, the doctors took the patients out of the hospital in a hurry. Doctors heaved a sigh of relief after evacuating the patients safely from the hospitals. However, the treatment of serious patients was stalled during this period. 

No electricity for hours 

Due to the earthquake, there was no electricity for hours. There was restlessness among the scared people as they were unable to get updates from news channels due to lack of electricity. Indonesia’s Disaster Management Authority said that 25 people are still trapped under the debris, the rescue operation will continue till night. Our effort is to get everyone out safely.

The agency told that the death toll has increased to 162. More than 2000 houses have been damaged. Also, more than 5,000 people have been taken to safer centres. 

Talking to the media, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil told that people are scared. Crying and wailing. It will take time for the situation to return to normal but we are engaged. Many roads have been buried due to heavy landslides, they are being reopened with the help of bulldozers. Due to this city being a hilly area, there is definitely some difficulty in rescuing. 

It became difficult to identify the dead body 
The situation was that people were crying and searching for their family members. Dead bodies were lying on the tarpaulin. People were looking for their acquaintances in it.  Kamil said that many people are still trapped at the scene, the number of injured and dead will increase with time. 

Shopkeeper D. Risma was talking to her customers that suddenly the earthquake created havoc. He said that  the tremor was strong, due to which vehicles stopped on the roads. I felt tremors thrice but the first was the strongest. The roof of the shop next to mine fell.

The head of the local administration of Cianjur said that most of the deaths occurred in a hospital where patients were admitted and that hospital has been turned into ruins.  He told Indonesian media that the city’s Sayang hospital had no electricity after the quake, leaving doctors unable to treat victims immediately. In which some patients died due to lack of treatment. He said that due to the huge number of patients, there was an urgent need for more health personnel but now things are under control. 

According to media reports, locals took the victims to the hospital in pickup trucks and motorcycles.

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