Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises

As search and rescue operations continue after a deadly quake in Indonesia on Friday, authorities said that the death toll has now reached 84.

As search and rescue operations continue after a deadly quake in Indonesia on Friday, authorities said that the death toll has now reached 84. 

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said that 84 people were killed by the 6.2-magnitude earthquake, as of Monday, leaving more than 19,000 displaced.

BNPB also offered initial assistance amounting to around $280,000 to those affected in Sulawesi.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian Red Cross has also deployed medical teams to assist and treat those who were injured. 

IFRC Indonesia Head Jan Gelfand said, “Each minute has been critical in the race against time to rescue people trapped deep underneath collapsed buildings. The remarkable work rescuing people and treating hundreds of wounded people is taking place amid dozens of smaller earthquakes and scary aftershocks.”

The BNPB also reported that there have been two earthquakes, 105 floods, and 28 landslides which occurred in the country since January 1, leaving 140 people dead and almost 600,00 displaced.


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