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    2 Dead and Hundreds of Houses Damaged by the Earthquake


    BANDUNG-Emergency handling of earthquake impact with a strength of 6.9 SR that shook the southern region of West Java, Central Java, and DI Yogyakarta is still ongoing.

    The temporary data collected by the National Disaster Management Agency (Pusdalops) of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) due to the earthquake that occurred last night resulted in 2 deaths, 7 injured, 43 houses heavily damaged and collapsed, 65 moderately damaged houses, 10 lightly damaged houses and several public buildings having damaged.

    According to the Head of BNPB Information and Public Relations Data Center, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, areas affected by the devastating earthquake are in Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Banjar, Garut, Cilacap, Kebumen, Pekalongan, Banyumas, Brebes and Banjarnegara.

    "Given the epicenter of the earthquake located at 6 km southeast of Bantarkalong, Tasikmalaya regency, then the areas affected by hard and destructive shocks are in Tasikmalaya, Pangandaran and Ciamis districts in West Java Province," Sutopo said, through a release received by www.Jabarprov.go. id, Saturday (16/12).

    Sutopo said the impact of the earthquake in West Java caused 1 person died, 6 people were injured, 17 houses were severely damaged, 59 houses were moderately damaged, and 10 houses were slightly damaged. While in Central Java, 1 person died, 1 person was seriously injured, 26 houses were severely damaged and collapsed, and 6 houses were damaged.

    "Two of the dead were Hj Dede Lutfi (62) Gunungsahari Village RT 04 RW02, Sadananya District, Ciamis Regency, and Ibu Aminah (80) waga Sugihwaras Gg 1 RT 02 RW 18 Kauman Subdistrict, Pekalongan City Both victims died collapsed due to the earthquake and have been referred to the nearest hospital, "he said. (Parno)

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