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President of Indonesia urged to prioritize evacuation tasks after earthquake

Indonesian President Warned Rains Could Affect Search Efforts

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, urged the competent authorities on Thursday to prioritize the evacuation of citizens from the area affected by the magnitude 5,6 earthquake; that was registered this Monday on the island.

El telluric movement It has already left 271 fatalities.

The order was given by the head of state during a visit to Cugenang sub-district, Cianjur, West Java, where he toured several evacuation centers.

According to TeleSur, the president stressed that evacuation tasks are the main priority in the face of forecasts that suggest the proximity of severe rains in the coming days.

This, detailed the Indonesian president, could affect the search for survivors or victims, as well as the provision of aid to the affected areas.

Widodo appreciated that the recovery work is carried out in complex conditions. He noted that “it is still raining and there are still aftershocks. The ground is unstable, so care must be taken.”

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) specified that more than 160 aftershocks have been registered to date. However, their intensity is expected to decrease in the near future.

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