JAKARTA: A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian island of Silvio on Friday, killing at least 42 people and severely damaging a hospital building and other buildings. Authorities said they had warned that people were still trapped under the rubble.
The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Were
In Mamju, a city of about 110,000 cities in western Slovenia province, 34 bodies have so far been exhumed from under kidney buildings, while eight people were killed in the quake’s south of the region.
“We don’t know how many more are missing,” said Arianoto of the rescue agency in Mamojo. , Who have a name like many Indonesians. “There are still people trapped under the rubble.”
Rescue workers were searching for more than a dozen patients and staff trapped under a balanced Mamju hospital. “The hospital is flat – it collapsed,” Arianoto said.
Earlier on Friday, rescue workers said they were also trying to reach the family of eight people who were under their destroyed house. At least one hotel was partially damaged in the quake, which struck at 2:18 a.m. local time on Friday (1818 GMT), while the regional governor’s office was also badly damaged.
Mamju residents said there was severe damage throughout the city. “The roads are crumbling and a lot of buildings have collapsed,” said Hender, 28, also known as “One Name”. “The quake was very strong … I got up and ran away with my wife.”
Photographs from the scene show residents trying to flee the city by car and motorbike as they passed through scattered metal roofs and other building debris along the road. But heavy rains caused landslides and the quake blocked the main road leading out of Mamojo.
The Meteorological Agency has warned residents that the area could face severe aftershocks and avoid a tsunami. “Aftershocks could be stronger or stronger than today’s quake,” said Ducorita Karnawati, chief of the Meteorological Agency.
“Tsunami is likely to come from later aftershocks … don’t wait for tsunami first because it could happen very soon,” he added. The warning added to the fear in the quake-hit city.
“(Everyone) is panicking,” Mamojo resident Zulkifli Pejisa told AFP. The city’s airport was also damaged, officials said. The Indonesian Red Cross said it was carrying medical aid and relief supplies to the scene, and its teams were assisting in the search for stranded residents.
“Our first priority is to look for survivors and focus on the injured,” said Sederman Saeed, secretary general of the local Red Cross.
He added: “These times are essential to saving lives. We are working twice a day to help the injured, to keep them safe from Covid 19 and to provide assistance to thousands of people who have been displaced from their homes. have been.”
The epicenter was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) south of Mamojo at a shallow depth of 18 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “The wall of my house collapsed,” said Hanafi, 47, who lives in nearby Majin, who also suffered casualties. “The refrigerator, the cupboards are all on the floor.”
In images provided by the Search and Rescue Agency, rescue workers checked two young girls who were trapped under the rubble of a structure.
Due to the status of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates collide, Indonesia often experiences earthquakes and volcanic activity. In 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Solusi, left more than 4,300 people dead or missing.