Suharyanto, the Head of the BNPB made the announcement at 17:00 local time. He added that 122 of the 268 dead bodies have been identified while his team continues to collect data on the identity of the victims.
Additionally, Suharyanto said that the agency also received reports of 151 missing residents after the earthquake.
The BNPB, the Cianjur government, and various other parties are currently working together to evacuate bodies and the injured to nearby hospitals, and deliver provisions to those already in evacuation sites.
"We are cooperating with Basarnas (the National Search and Rescue Agency), TNI (Indonesian Military), and Polri (National Police) for the evacuation process," said Suharyanto as reported by Tempo.
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) forecasted that the frequency of the aftershocks following the Cianjur earthquake will decrease in the next four days. As of 17:00 local time, Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the agency detected 145 aftershocks with mild intensity.