Some 109 houses damaged in strong earthquake: W. Java Agency

Bandung - West Java Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPD) has reported that Friday nights (Dec. 15) earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale, which jolted southern parts of West Java, Central Java, and Yogyakarta, damaged at least 109 houses.

"We have coordinated with the heads of villages affected by the earthquake and learned that at least 109 houses have been damaged," Tasikmalayaya BNPD, West Java, spokesman EZ Alfian remarked on Saturday.

According to him, a team from BNPD was deployed to collect data from every village and subdistrict affected by the earthquake.

Meanwhile, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho has said two people died in the earthquake.

Nugroho, in his short message in Jakarta on Saturday, said the two people who died in the earthquake on Friday night are Dede Lutfi, 62, a Gunungsahari Village resident in Ciamis District, West Java, and Aminah, 80, a resident of Sugihwaras, Pekalongan, Central Java.

"Both victims died after being buried under a wall that collapsed during the earthquake," stated Sutopo.

In addition to the death toll, the BNPB report also mentioned that the earthquake had caused seven people to be injured, while 43 homes were destroyed, 65 houses were modestly damaged, 10 others were slightly damaged, and some public buildings suffered damage.

Source: Antara News

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