Semarang, C Java (ANTARA) - Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo is ready to assist Cianjur District's earthquake victims, whose homes got damaged, by constructing temporary housing for them.

"Temporary shelters will be prepared immediately and the third, scientifically speaking, of course, the rehabilitation and reconstruction need the support of many stakeholders," he emphasized in Semarang on Tuesday.

Pranowo admitted to having pursued intensive communication with West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil regarding the assistance required at the places hit by the earthquake.

"I have also communicated with the governor of West Java, but it seems that he is still on the site. Just now, Kagama (Gadjah Mada University Alumni) are also preparing a team," he remarked.

The governor continues to follow updates regarding information on the handling of the earthquake impacts by communicating and observing reports submitted by the local public broadcasting agency.

"I urged the Central Java Disaster Mitigation Agency to communicate with the West Java Disaster Mitigation Agency and (request) what assistance do we need to (send) from here, so that everything can work," Pranowo noted.

Governor Pranowo also coordinated with the Central Java Red Cross and sought medical assistance to be readied immediately and be sent to the earthquake victims.

Pranowo expressed his deepest condolences to the earthquake victims in Cianjur District, West Java.

An 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Cianjur, West Java, on Monday, November 21, afternoon, resulting in damages to buildings. It also claimed 162 lives.

Some 362 people sustained mild to serious injuries, 2,345 houses were heavily damaged, and around 13,400 people had to take shelter.

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Translator: Wisnu Adhi N, Mecca Yumna
Editor: Sri Haryati
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