[국제]Magnitude 5.6 earthquake in West Java, Indonesia… “More than 160 dead”

[앵커]

Another powerful earthquake hit Indonesia, killing at least 160 people and injuring hundreds.

Another 13,000 people lost their homes, and this earthquake was so strong that buildings in Jakarta, the capital 70 km away, shook.

This is Reporter Lee Sang-soon on the pavement.

[기자]

The roof has been swept down like a pile of dirt, and the bony frame barely holds the building up.

It looks as if the house has been evacuated in a hurry.

[치안주르 주민 : 자고 있는데 갑자기 침대가 흔들렸습니다. 그래서 밖으로 뛰쳐나왔더니 집이 무너졌습니다.]

Around 1:21 pm on the 21st local time.

The earthquake hit Qianjur, West Java, Indonesia.

[리드완 카밀 / 인도네시아 서자바주 지사 : 치안주르에서 발생한 진원 깊이 10km, 규모 5.6 지진으로 많은 건물이 붕괴하고 파손됐습니다.]

25 aftershocks continued in the two hours after the earthquake, and the number of casualties increased like a snowball.

In particular, a Muslim school that was holding after-school classes collapsed, killing many students.

According to Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency, more than 2,000 houses, one Muslim boarding school and one hospital, and four public offices were damaged in Qianjur.

[쿠쿠 / 지진 부상자 : 아이가 7명 있는데, 한 명도 못 찾았어요 선생님… 아이들은 집에 있었어요…]

Videos of people clearing the rubble of collapsed buildings and rescuing people trapped on social media, or videos of patients who were evacuated from the hospital being treated on beds in the yard, etc. have been posted on social media.

The Korean Embassy in Indonesia said that 7 Koreans live in the Qianzur area, but so far there has been no compensation for Koreans.

Indonesia is located on the so-called ‘Ring of Fire’, the circum-Pacific seismic belt.

In December 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake caused a tsunami that killed 220,000 people.

This is YTN Lee Sang-soon.

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