Almost Half of Quake Victims are Children
The BNPB also recorded that 2,043 people were injured, more than 61,000 displaced and 40 still missing. Around 56,000 houses had been damaged, of which 22,000 suffered heavy damaged.
Almost half of the victims killed in the Cianjur earthquake were children. Some were found trapped under the wreckage of collapsed schools and houses. A building audit must be urgently conducted.