West Sumatra death toll at over 800
West Sumatra earthquake death toll rose to 803 by Friday night the provincial Natural Disaster Management Board (Satkorlak) has reported. The number is expected to rise in the coming days.
Satkorlak reported that 359 people and 312 others died in Padang Pariaman and Padang City, respectively, two areas worst hit by the 7.6-magnitude quake last week.
The board also recorded 891 residents suffering from major wounds and 1,365 from minor injuries, kompas.com reported. Some 241 people are still missing and presumed dead.
As many as 133,739 homes were destroyed, 60,831 moderately damaged and 65,492 others suffered minor damages.