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  A total of 162 people died after a magnitude 5 6 earthquake struck Indonesia s West Java province on Monday authorities said The earthquake has also caused serious damage to many houses buildings and infrastructure facilities Tremors were strongly felt in the national capital Jakarta Up to 13 784 people were forced to flee their homes and take shelter as their homes were damaged by the quake according to data released by the Cianjur district disaster mitigation and management agency one of the hardest hit areas Infrastructure facilities damaged by the quake include roads a bridge school buildings office buildings mosques and health facilities it said The significant increase in the number of casualties was due to a new report of landslides that engulfed about 100 residents Nena Fatimah a senior officer with the data and information unit of the district s disaster management and mitigation agency said by phone The agency has set up 47 centers providing aid including food and medicine for victims affected by the quake according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Abdul Muhari The injured have been treated in hospitals in the province s Cianjur district according to the head of the National Disaster Management Agency Suharyanto The quake struck at 1 21 p m Jakarta time 0621 GMT with its epicenter 10 kilometers southwest of Cianjur district in West Java province and with a depth of 10 kilometers the weather climatology agency said and geophysics Xinhua
Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 162-

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– A total of 162 people died after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Indonesia‘s West Java province on Monday, authorities said.

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The earthquake has also caused serious damage to many houses, buildings and infrastructure facilities. Tremors were strongly felt in the national capital, Jakarta.

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Up to 13,784 people were forced to flee their homes and take shelter as their homes were damaged by the quake, according to data released by the Cianjur district disaster mitigation and management agency, one of the hardest-hit areas.

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Infrastructure facilities damaged by the quake include roads, a bridge, school buildings, office buildings, mosques and health facilities, it said.

The significant increase in the number of casualties was due to a new report of landslides that engulfed about 100 residents, Nena Fatimah, a senior officer with the data and information unit of the district’s disaster management and mitigation agency, said by phone. .

The agency has set up 47 centers providing aid, including food and medicine, for victims affected by the quake, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Abdul Muhari.

The injured have been treated in hospitals in the province’s Cianjur district, according to the head of the National Disaster Management Agency, Suharyanto.

The quake struck at 1:21 p.m. Jakarta time (0621 GMT) with its epicenter 10 kilometers southwest of Cianjur district in West Java province, and with a depth of 10 kilometers, the weather, climatology agency said. and geophysics. ■

(Xinhua)

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