Fears for children after Java quake b...

Fears for children after Java quake buries arcade

There are 1 comment on the The Age story from Sep 3, 2009, titled Fears for children after Java quake buries arcade. In it, The Age reports that:

RESCUE workers were frantically sifting through rubble with their hands to find victims of the West Java earthquake with many young children missing and feared dead after a landslide buried a village games arcade.

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#1 Sep 3, 2009
Korban Bertambah, 59 Tewas & 37 Hilang

Tasikmalaya - Korban gempa berkekuatan 7.3 SR yang berpusat di barat daya Tasikmalaya terus bertambah. 59 korban ditemukan tewas, sementara 37 orang masih belum dapat ditemukan.

"Sekarang jumlah korban sudah berubah lagi, menjadi 59 tewas dan 37 hilang," ujar Kepala Pusat Data dan Humas Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) Priyadi Kardono

Sementara itu, 31.778 rumah dari 12 Kabupaten kota di Jawa Barat dan 1 Kabupaten kota di Jawa Tengah mengalami kerusakan parah dan 22.453 rumah lainnya mengalami kerusakan yag relatif lebih ringan. Tidak hanya itu, kerusakan juga menimpa 739 sekolah, 1.628 tempat ibadah, dan 193 gedung kantor.

"Kemungkinan masih bisa berkembang," tandas Priyadi.

Beruntung, kini listrik sudah mulai dapat digunakan di beberapa wilayah korban gempa. Jaringan telepon dan radio pun sudah dapat berfungsi kembali sebagai alat komunikasi.

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