Indonesia earthquake victims call for Help as lifeguards race against time

survivors of The Indonesian earthquake that killed at least 268 people people Call for Humanitarian aid Wednesday while rescuers raced against Time as hopes of Finding anyone vanished alive.

calls for help This came as authorities warned of debris from landslides caused Strong earthquake near the city of Cianjur in West Java needs to be cleared in advance of Heavy rain forecast in The coming weeks, threatening a second disaster.

Two days after the earthquake hit the ground homesresidents were still trying to recover their valuables including family photos, religious books and marriage certificates.

“Although some supplies have arrived, it’s not enough. We’ve got it riceInstant noodles, mineral water, but it’s not enough Mustafa, 23-year-old resident of Jasol village, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

more than 58,000 people Displaced by the earthquake, about 1,000 injured and 151 missing, with more From half of The dead Not yet determined, the national The Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Tuesday.

The government I sent tents and other supplies to Cianjur for displaced f military I sent 12,000 personnel on Wed to help Officials said rescue and aid efforts.

“For refugees… hmm basic The necessities of life must be guaranteed, water, food, this is non-negotiable,” BNPB President Suharyanto, who like Many Indonesians pass by one Name, at a news conference Wednesday.

But another resident pleaded with Jakarta to send him over more because of the stock of deficiency.

“My child has a fever and she can’t eat. There is a lot children and old people over here. Children need 30- Milk, diapers, food and medicine.year- Old Eunissa Iuliani.

Food and medicine shortages

Didi is entertaining 45-year- the life of the ancient Magli in a makeshift tent. Survivors said the survivors had not yet received any aid and experienced heavy rain overnight.

“We lack food and medicine. We are in dire need need A suitable tent because there are many children And the small She said, “Children are here.”

“The tent leaked when it rains. there more from 60 people sit here. We have not received the aid distribution.”

Indonesia is prone to landslides and flash floods in which rainy season already Started and peaks in Dec in West Jaffa.

heavy thunderstorms Expected for Cianjur in The next weeks rains began on Wednesday night.

The country’s meteorological agency has warned that the town is at risk of another disaster just after few days homes they were destroyed And their loved ones are buried under the rubble.

“We have to be vigilant over Prospect second A disaster, like a landslide.” Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said in a news conference on Tuesday.

“The rush step Heaps control is of fallen material she said.

Deadliest earthquake since 2018

On Tuesday, the people of Cianjur began to mourn their loved ones, laying them to rest in According with They converted to Islam after the authorities released them from the morgue.

And there are concerns of until more deadly Scenes with approaching heavy rain.

Karnawati said landslides or debris could block rivers, causing flashing flood in Cianjur.

“We are urgently need to me clear materials and debris that impede the flow of rivers in The upper hills.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its location on Pacific Ring of Fire” is where tectonic plates collide.

Monday’s earthquake was the deadliest in The archipelago country since the 2018 earthquake and resulting tsunami killed more from 4000 people on Big Island of Sulawesi.

While rescuers were shoveling rubble, residents appreciated it with Shock of There was a faint glimmer from those closest to them of hopefull for one Husband.

Maimon, 52, and her husband Rosed, 67, scribbled through them destroyed home seek for one item Only – dear gold ring 2 grams.

They pulled clothes out of the concrete mess, patted and rocked them down Even the shiny piece of Jewelry representing their savings appeared out.

“Thank God! found the ring! Maimin shouted.

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