The death toll from an earthquake on Indonesia’s main island of Java has risen. But it is still unclear how many people have been killed.

Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the official death toll was 62. Another figure given by regional governor Ridwan Kamil says 162. News BBC.

Officials said at least 44 people were killed and hundreds injured after the quake hit on Monday. This information was reported by AFP citing local officials.

According to the US Geological Survey, the 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Cianjur in West Java at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). Many people were killed and hundreds were injured.

Many people were taken to hospital, many were treated outside.

Rescuers worked through the night to save others trapped under the collapsed building.

The area where the earthquake hit is densely populated and prone to landslides. Poorly constructed houses have turned into rubble in many areas.

Speaking to local media, Kamil said that around 326 people were injured in the earthquake. Note that most of them were crushed by the debris and broke their bones.

But he warned that some residents were trapped in isolated areas. Officials say the number of injuries and deaths is expected to rise.

The governor of West Java said more than 13,000 people were displaced by the disaster, and BNPB said more than 22,000 houses were damaged by the earthquake.

(22 November/FA)