Headline
** People don't need more government servants to make election cheating easier ** Bangladesh ranks 12th most corrupt country ** Power tariff hiked again ** DITF- 2023 ends with $39.48m export orders ** Children frolicking over a ride taking risks on Tuesday, as two dangerous high voltage transformers remain installed adjacent to a park of Old Dhaka’s Laxmi Bazar St. Gregory School. NN photo ** What action has been taken to prevent Dhaka's air pollution ** Blinken criticises settlements but stresses US support for Israel ** IMF approves $4.7 billion loan for Bangladesh ** Amar Ekushey Book Fair kicks off today ** We want to know how corruption is to be eliminated under a corrupt government ** Thousands of leaders and activists of BNP join the party's march programme towards Jurain from Jatrabari with banners, festoons, national flags and party flags in their hands on Monday. NN photo ** Foreign aids disbursement, commitment declined ** Awami League leaders and activists gather at a peaceful rally in front of party's central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Monday which was arranged by Dhaka South City unit of Awami League. NN photo ** SSC, equivalent exams from April 30 ** HC issues rule on formulation of policy over handcuffing, shackling of accused ** Zamzam water sales halted temporarily ** SIBL Chairman and AMD resigned ** Dr. Zafrullah honoured by UK organisation ** Rohingyas now become a big challenge for us: RAB DG ** EC wants to know whereabouts of B'baria missing candidate ** Govt would not find way to flee: Fakhrul ** Legal action will be taken against attackers on Engr. Yazdani: Minister ** AL never flees, works for people's welfare: PM ** 2 walk to gallows for violating minor girls ** Corruption a major barrier in ensuring a fair business environment: CPD **

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 162

22 November 2022
Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 162

Rescuers search for victims in the ruins of a building flattened during the earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia on Monday. Agency photo


Reuters :
The death toll from a 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia on Monday has risen to 162 with hundreds injured and over 13,000 displaced, local media Kompas.com and Detik.com reported, citing West Java governor Ridwan Kamil.
The latest data from Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency had shown 62 killed in the quake.
The epicentre was near the town of Cianjur in West Java, about 75 km (45 miles) southeast of the capital, Jakarta, where some buildings shook and some offices were evacuated.
Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said 62 people had been killed. At least 25 people were trapped under collapsed buildings, it said.
BNPB spokesperson Abdul Muhari said the search would continue through the night.
"So many buildings crumbled and shattered," West Java governor Ridwan Kamil told reporters.
"There are residents trapped in isolated places ... so we are under the assumption that the number of injured and deaths will rise with time."
Indonesia straddles the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a highly seismically active zone, where different plates on the Earth's crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes.
The BNPB said more than 2,200 houses had been damaged and more than 5,300 people had been displaced.
Electricity was down and disrupting communications efforts, Herman Suherman, head of Cianjur's government, said, adding that a landslide was blocking evacuations in one area.
Hundreds of victims were being treated in a hospital parking lot, some under an emergency tent. Elsewhere in Cianjur, residents huddled together on mats in open fields or in tents while buildings around them had been reduced almost entirely to rubble.
Officials were still working to determine the full extent of the damage caused by the quake, which struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km, according to the weather and geophysics agency (BMKG).
Vani, who was being treated at Cianjur main hospital, told MetroTV that the walls of her house collapsed during an aftershock.
"The walls and wardrobe just fell... Everything was flattened, I don't even know the whereabouts of my mother and father," she said.
Within two hours, 25 aftershocks had been recorded, BMKG said, adding there were concerns about more landslides in the event of heavy rain.
In Jakarta, some people evacuated offices in the central business district, while others reported buildings shaking and furniture moving, Reuters witnesses said.
In 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off Sumatra island in northern Indonesia triggered a tsunami that struck 14 countries, killing 226,000 people along the Indian Ocean coastline, more than half of them in Indonesia.

Add Rate