No Taiwanese Reported Among the Casualties 印尼5.6強震傷亡多 我外交部:未通報有台人

Indonesian rescue workers are racing to reach people still trapped under rubble after an earthquake devastated a West Java town a day earlier, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds. Meanwhile, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says no Taiwanese have so far been found to be among the casualties.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sending its condolences and concern to Indonesia. Taiwan's representative office in Indonesia says there have been no reports of any casualties among Taiwanese nationals living in the country and it will continue to monitor the situation to provide assistance to affected Taiwanese nationals. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed more than 160 people and wounded hundreds in Indonesia's West Java province on Nov. 21. The epicenter was in the town of Cianjur, about 75 kilometers southeast of the capital, Jakarta. Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said 23 people were likely still trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. More than 2,200 houses were damaged and nearly 5,300 people had been displaced. Indonesia straddles the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire," a highly seismically active zone, where different plates on the earth's crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes.




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