Heartwrenching Scene of a Mother Clutching Her Child Found Buried Under Landslide Caused by Cianjur Earthquake

- 25 November 2022 17:16 WIB
Joint rescue teams conducting a search for missing residents in Cianjur after the earthquake. (National Search and Rescue Agency/Basarnas.go.id).
Joint rescue teams conducting a search for missing residents in Cianjur after the earthquake. (National Search and Rescue Agency/Basarnas.go.id).

 JAKARTADAILY.ID – Rescue teams from the Indonesian army and National Police discovered five bodies buried under a landslide caused by the Cianjur earthquake, among them was a mother tightly clutching her child.

The five bodies were discovered at the at the Cijedil Village in Cianjur, West Java.

"Two of the five bodies found were a mother and child who were hugging when the team found them," said Head of Police Public Relations Division, Police Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo in an official statement in Cianjur on Friday, November 25, 2022.

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Dedi explained that finding the five bodies was not easy because the terrain and is located near a river.

Dedi explained that the five bodies had been found after the National Police and Basarnas deployed a K9 team to search for bodies in the area. 

"Removal of the bodies was carried out using bamboo stretchers by six joint personnel at the scene," he said.

Dedi added that the five bodies found today were immediately taken to the Sayang Hospital Cianjur for identification.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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