ACTNews, MEDAN – A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck West Pasaman early Friday morning (2/25/2022). The epicenter was 10 kilometers deep and had a huge impact at several points. It destroyed many buildings, forced residents to flee, and caused casualties.
Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) rushed to provide first aid in response to this disaster. ACT dispatched several emergency teams from a nearby town. In Medan, for example, an evacuation team with humanitarian and food aid vehicles left a few hours after the earthquake.
"When we arrive at the affected location, we will provide first aid to the residents. We also brought food aid and a supporting vehicle to evacuate if necessary," explained Andri, one of the team members who left Medan for West Pasaman.
Apart from Medan, ACT Padang also delivered humanitarian aid and dispatched rescue teams. Aksi Cepat Tanggap announced the departure of humanitarian vehicles such as ambulances, four-wheel-drive cars, Humanity Food Buses, Humanity Food Trucks, and food trucks from Jakarta on Thursday.
"These humanitarian vehicles will support the rescue teams that have already arrived in West Pasaman. Also, it will meet the needs of the affected residents, particularly food," ACT Vice President Dwiko Hari Dastriyadi explained when releasing the humanitarian vehicle from the Waqf Distribution Center in Gunung Sindur, Bogor Regency.