Source Title: Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 84, search and rescue continues
China News Agency, Jakarta, January 18 (Reporter Lin Yongchuan) – by the evening of the 18th, the death toll caused by the 6.2 earthquake in West Sulawesi province of Indonesia has risen to 84, and the joint search and rescue team composed of multiple departments is still searching for survivors.
According to the data provided by Indonesia’s National Disaster Reduction Agency, 84 people have died in the earthquake, including 73 in Mamuju, the capital of West Sulawesi province, and 11 in majene County, the epicenter of the earthquake; 932 people were injured, including 679 slightly injured and 253 seriously injured. The agency said that with the search and rescue work, the number of casualties will rise.
At present, the power and communication in the earthquake area have been basically restored, but the living materials of the victims can not be guaranteed. The authorities used helicopter and other means to deliver urgently needed materials to the disaster area.
At present, new covid-19 epidemic in Indonesia is constantly increasing, and there are shortages of masks and hand washing liquid and other anti epidemic materials and medicines. Many of the victims who are placed in temporary shelters do not wear masks. Covid-19 fear of the new crown disease epidemic, has begun to detect new crown virus detection.
Doni, director of Indonesia’s National Disaster Reduction Agency, who is directing the rescue in the earthquake area, said that the government will allocate funds according to different degrees of damage to assist victims in building houses damaged in the earthquake.
At 1:28, Jakarta time (2:28, Beijing time) on the 15th, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 occurred in majene County, West Sulawesi province, Indonesia, with a focal depth of 10 km. Aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 and 4.2 occurred near the epicenter on the 16th and 18th, respectively. (end)