Asia & Pacific

Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 162, Reports Say

A man stands beside damaged houses following an earthquake in Cianjur on November 21, 2022.MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people killed by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Cianjur Regency on Monday grew to 162, According to latest report by Indonesian press, 162 people died from the massive quake that hit the country earlier in the day. Previously, the Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Countermeasures reported that as of 19:34 local time (12:34 GMT), 62 people were dead, with at least 25 people still remaining under debris.More than 2,000 houses were damaged in Cianjur Regency, the agency added.

Previous reports said that the earthquake killed 46 people and caused injuries to 700, with 70% of them in serious condition.The earthquake occurred about 75 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of the country’s capital Jakarta.

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