President Jokowi Inspects Earthquake-affected West Sulawesi Governor’s Office

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 19 Januari 2021
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President Jokowi visits the earthquake-affected building, West Sulawesi Governor’s Office, Tuesday (19/01). (Photo by: Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat/Lukas)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a working visit to West Sulawesi Province on Tuesday (19/1) inspected the earthquake-affected building, West Sulawesi Governor’s Office.

The building was completely destroyed by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Mamuju and Majene Regencies on Friday (15/1). In the location, heavy equipment and trucks were seen on standby to clean and transport the rubble.

Based on the report of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Operations Control Center (Pusdalops), as of 18 January 2021 at 20.00 Western Indonesian Time, as many as 84 people died due to the earthquake.

For the record, in Majene Regency, 11 people died, 64 people were seriously injured, and 4,421 people were displaced. While in Mamuju, 73 people died, 189 people were seriously injured and 15,014 people were displaced.

Governor of West Sulawesi Ali Baal Masdar has determined Earthquake Emergency Response Status for 14 days starting from 15 January to 28 January 2021 based on Letter Number 001/Darurat-68/5/2021.

After 20 minutes, the President and his limited entourage visited the next location. (BPMI/UN) (FI/LW)

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