Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as ten teachers and 42 students in Cianjur District, West Java, have been reported dead due to the 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the district on Monday, according to the Cianjur administration.

"These figures are based on today's recapitulation," Head of the Education, Youth, and Sports Office of Cianjur District Akib Ibrahim said in Cianjur District, West Java, on Sunday.

He expounded that the ten teachers comprised seven from the early childhood education (PAUD), one from junior high school, and two from the Community Learning Center (PKBM).

Meanwhile, the 42 dead students comprised 34 from elementary schools, five from PAUD, two from the PKBM, and one from junior high school.

"Regarding the number of victims at the high school/vocational school level, it is under the authority of the West Java Provincial Government," he said when asked about the number of high school students and teachers who died due to Monday's earthquake.

Apart from the fatalities, he also reported that the number of teachers and students who suffered serious injuries reached 81. They consist of 74 students and seven teachers. Meanwhile, at least 628 people suffered minor injuries, comprising 60 teachers and 568 students.

The office also reported that 653 teachers' houses were damaged by the earthquake. Of the number, 472 houses suffered light damages, and 181 got heave damageds

"There are four units of teachers' houses that collapsed," he added.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Cianjur District at 1:21 p.m. local time on Monďday, November 21, 2022.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) recorded that the death toll from the earthquake rose to 318 as of Saturday, November 26, 2022. Meanwhile, 14 people were still missing, and a total of 7,729 people were injured.

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