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At least 14 killed, 17 injured in Indonesia's quake

21 Nov 2022, 20:18 GMT+10

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A 5.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's West Java province, killing at least 14 people and injuring 17 others and causing massive damages to houses, buildings and infrastructure facilities.

JAKARTA, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people were killed and 17 others injured after a 5.6-magnitude quake hit Indonesia's West Java province on Monday, officials and weather agency said.

In addition, hundreds of houses and buildings as well as a bridge were damaged in the quake, which was strongly felt in the country's capital city Jakarta.

The number of the death toll of the quake has reached 14 now and 17 others were injured, head of the national agency for disaster management and mitigation Suharyanto told a press conference.

One of the hardest-hit areas is the district of Cianjur in the western province, according to the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency.

The natural disaster caused massive damages to houses, buildings and infrastructure facilities, said Nena Fatimah, senior officer at the data and information unit of the district's disaster management and mitigation agency.

"The number of houses and buildings damaged are hundreds. One bridge collapsed," she told Xinhua by phone.

Assessment of the impact of the quake is still under way, according to her.

Rescuers have been deployed to the quake-affected area to search and rescue the quake victims, spokesman of the provincial search and rescue office Joshua Banjarnahor told Xinhua by phone.

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The quake struck at 13:21 Jakarta time (0621 GMT) with the epicenter located at 10 km southwest of the district of Cianjur in West Java province, and a depth of 10 km under-land, the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

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