A powerful earthquake has hit Indonesia’s main island of Java
The death toll of the earthquake rises to 162 victims and hundreds injured, with rescuers searching for survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks.
The epicentre of the 5.6 magnitude earthquake was near the town of Cianjur in mountainous West Java, the region is home to over 2.5 million people.
Indonesian authorities stated that more than 13,000 people whose homes were heavily damaged were taken to evacuation centres.
Hundreds of buildings were damaged, including an Islamic boarding school, a hospital and other public facilities.
Many of the dead were public school students who had finished their classes for the day and were taking extra lessons at several Islamic schools when they collapsed.
Our field partners have mobilised to distribute much needed water, food & medical aid to assist the affected families in the region.
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