Cianjur Quake Death Toll Rises to 310 as 17 Bodies Found

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Durian. Until the fifth day of emergency response for magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Cianjur, search and rescue operations continue as the death toll rose to 310.

According to head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Lt. Col. Suharyanto 24 people are still missing.

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“The death toll reaches 310, while 24 people have yet been found,” Suharyanto said in Cianjur Friday.

As of Friday, rescuers found 17 victims from various locations, mostly from landslides that were caused by the earthquake.

Heavy rain becomes obstacle for evacuation process, especially from landslide locations.

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