Friday, October 2, 2009

Kerinci's earthquake damages thousands of buildings

The Kerinci regency chapter of Coordination Boards for Disaster Mitigation (Satkorlak) in Jambi province reported Friday that the 7.0-magnitude earthquake which jolted the area on Thursday had killed one person, injured 12, and damaged more than 1,100 buildings.

Of the number, about 500 buildings were destroyed and almost flattened to the ground, including three mosques, 15 elementary schools, two senior high schools, and three junior high schools.

Thousands of Kerinci residents were still staying under tents, due to their houses being damaged or fear of another earthquake.

The Jambi provincial administration has sent three trucks of aid for the victims, including blankets, tents, drugs, and foods, Muhammad Taufik, a spokesman for the administration, said.

The whole regency was still in blackout while rain fell constantly for the past two days.


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