Banten Earthquake Victims Stay at Evacuation Points, Return Home During the Day

Residents living near the coast evacuated to higher places and stay there at night and come to check the remains of their houses during the day. Those living quite far from the coast choose to remain home although their houses were damaged.

Banten Earthquake
Houses damaged by the Banten earthquake. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PANDEGLANG – Some of the victims of the Banten earthquake in Pandeglang Regency are still staying at the homes of their relatives. Sukma Jayalaksana from the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Banten Branch’s Emergency Response Team said that at night, residents living near the cost flee to higher places at night and return to their homes during the day.

“Their houses are actually quite significantly damaged. They come back only to check the condition of their houses. They are worried that a tsunami will occur,” said Sukma, Monday (1/17/2022).

Sukma continued, residents who are far from the coast choose to stay in their respective houses even though some of these houses have lost their roofs.

Based on ACT’s observation, in addition to the emergency assistance, the earthquake victims in Banten also need adequate housing. He hoped that the community and the donors will jointly work together to repair the houses of the victims of the Banten earthquake.

Previously, ACT Banten Branch has distributed food aid and school supplies to earthquake victims in Tunggal Jaya Village, Sumur District, Pandeglang Regency, on Sunday (1/16/2022).[]