The earthquake that rocked Indonesia after a plane crash and landslide rocked the country. At least 35 people have died in the 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the western Sulawesi region so far. At the same time, 700 people are said to be injured. The quake came late at 1.28 pm and its epicenter was six kilometers from Majeni Sagar.
According to Indonesia’s news agency BNPB, the earthquake caused significant damage to the governor’s office, hotels, several houses and the local health center. According to the information, at least 15,000 people have left their homes and have been shifted to 10 safe havens. Due to the earthquake, the power of many areas was lost and the telephone network was also damaged. Apart from this, many roads have also been damaged.
On Friday, some more personnel joined the team engaged in the search for debris and bodies after the plane crashed in Java Sea in Indonesia last week. National search and rescue agency mission convenor Rasman said that the scope of the aerial survey has also been extended to search for the plane of the accident victim Srivijay Air.
As many as 4,132 personnel are engaged in the search of the plane debris and the casualties. The expedition is being carried out through a total of 14 aircraft, 62 ships and 21 boats. Underwater metal detectors are also being used. Some equipment is also being used to search for dead bodies.
The landslides caused by the strong earthquake on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, forced many people to leave their homes in the dark of night. At least three people have died in earthquake and landslide incidents. Indonesia officials said at least three people were killed and 24 others were injured. They said that they are getting information from the affected areas.
In a video released by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, a girl is seen trapped in the rubble of a house and pleading for help. The girl also said that her mother was alive but could not get out. The rescuers told him that he was trying his best to help her.