The desperate search for survivors continues in West Java, Indonesia.
Monday’s 5.6-magnitude earthquake toppled entire buildings, and scores of people remain trapped in the debris. More than 268 have died, and the death toll will rise as responders uncover more victims. Last night, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil told a press conference, “the majority of those who died were children.”
“The earthquake happened in Cianjur,” says Juserdi Purba, Country Director for Indonesia with Asian Access.
“This earthquake destroyed many houses, and hundreds of people were injured.”
Disaster agencies recorded 25 aftershocks in the first two hours following yesterday’s quake. Following initial reports of 48 casualties, the death toll rose by more than 100 in a matter of hours.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that the compassion of Jesus will be tangible as believers help earthquake survivors.