It was reported that the number of people who died in the earthquake that took place on January 15 in Majene, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, increased to 81.
In the written statement made by the National Disaster Management Agency, according to the latest information obtained, it was stated that 81 people have died in the earthquake so far, 70 in Mamuju and 11 in Majene, after the lifeless bodies of 8 people were reached in search and rescue efforts.
Nearly 1,200 buildings were damaged in the earthquake
In the statement, it was stated that nearly 1,200 buildings, including public buildings, were damaged in the region, and it was noted that search and rescue efforts continue in collapsed buildings.
Authorities reported yesterday that the treatment of 253 people seriously injured in the earthquake was continuing in hospitals in the region and the number of those evacuated to safe areas was approximately 28 thousand.
The Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics Authority (BMKG) announced that the earthquake of 6.2 magnitude, which occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers and 6 kilometers northeast of the city of Majene, was felt in Palu and Makasar cities at 01.28 local time on January 15.
About 113,000 people displaced due to flooding
On the other hand, it was reported that approximately 112,709 people were displaced in the flood caused by heavy rains in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province.
According to the report of Tempo newspaper, 27,111 houses were flooded in Banjar, Tapin, Tabalong, Balangan and Hulu Sungai Tengah districts as well as Banjar Baru city and Tanah Laut region.
The officials stated that around 90 thousand people whose houses were affected by the flood were placed in temporary accommodation centers throughout the region, and that 112 thousand 709 people had to leave their homes due to the flood.
Authorities also stated that 15 people have lost their lives in floods so far.
On the other hand, it was announced that the loss of life increased to 32 when 4 more dead bodies were reached in the landslides that occurred at 4 different points in the village of Cihanjuang in West Java state.
Search and rescue efforts for 8 missing persons continue.
Floods and landslides frequently occur in Indonesia in the equatorial belt, especially in the October-April period.