Cianjur Earthquake Death Toll Increases to 268

- 23 November 2022 13:23 WIB
Damage house couse by earthquake in Cianjur Regency. (Photo/BNPB)
Damage house couse by earthquake in Cianjur Regency. (Photo/BNPB)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) and the Cianjur government announced that the earthquake's death toll increased to 268 as of Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

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. 

Also read: Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Provides Scientific Explanation for the Earthquake

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.

Also read: BMKG Urges Cianjur Residents to Beware of Landslides and Floods After the Earthquake

"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. 

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