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Jakarta Post

Aftershock and aid follow earthquake

  • Erwida Maulia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 4 2009   /  10:20 am

Whose cap?: A school cap lies on the remains of a landslide caused by an earthquake in Cianjur, West Java on Thursday. The 7.3-magnitude earthquake killed at least 57 people and damaged thousands of houses. JP/J. AdigunaThe 7.3-magnitude quake that struck West Java on Wednesday has killed at least 57 people and injured hundreds more as of Thursday afternoon, with government agencies warning of aftershocks
and financial aid beginning to pour in for victims.The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) reported on its website that as of Thursday afternoon the quake centered off the coast of Tasikmalaya, West Java, had caused 57 casualties, all of whom were West Java residents.Cianjur recorded the highest death toll of 21 people, followed by Garut, Tasikmalaya and Bandung  with 10, nine and eight casualties, respectively. Other West Java regencies and towns reportin...