Indonesia earthquake: Many school children among 252 killed in West Java
According to officials, among the 252 people who perished during an earthquake that ravaged a town in Indonesia are numerous children who were slain when their classrooms collapsed.
After a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the West Java mountains on Monday, severely damaging the town of Cianjur and burying at least one village in a landslide, rescuers are still working to reach victims trapped in the rubble.
Authorities issued a warning that the death toll would certainly increase further and that hundreds of people had also been hurt.
Rescue efforts were hampered by landslides and difficult terrain, according to Henri Alfiandi, director of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas).