Indonesia earthquake: Rescuers battle aftershocks as survivor search continues

Rescuers are battling dozens of aftershocks in Indonesia’s West Java region as the search for earthquake survivors reaches its third day.

West Java governor Ridwan Kamil told the BBC that the region had experienced around 140 shocks since Monday’s quake.

At least 268 people, including many children, have died so far. Around 151 people remain missing and more than 1,000 are injured.

Hundreds of responders have been sent to Cianjur, where the quake struck.

But their efforts have been hampered by torn-up roads and continuing tremors in the area.

Mr Kamil told the BBC’s Newsday programme that the local community was still exposed to these aftershocks, which have in some cases put responders at risk.

“Currently we are co-ordinating [our mission] to focus on search and rescue… [as] many people are still missing, mostly in remote areas [and] mountain tops,” he said.

Mr Kamil told the BBC rescue teams are still traversing the ground on foot and motorbike, with roads and paths not…

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