An official said that the number of people killed by the earthquake that shook Java island in Indonesia earlier this week increased to 310 when more bodies were discovered under landslides.
At least 24 persons have not been located.
Residents gathered for Friday prayers near severely damaged mosques in western Java’s devastated towns.
Others held prayers with the rescuers between the tents at the evacuation shelters.
According to Henri Alfiandi, head of the National Search and Rescue Agency, bodies were found on Friday in the hilly Cianjur district, where landslides delivered tons of dirt, rocks, and downed trees as a result of Monday’s earthquake.
Since the magnitude 5.6 earthquake injured more than 2,000 people, more than 1,400 rescuers have been digging through the debris.
Suharyanto, the chairman of the National Disaster Management Agency, only went by one name and stated that rescue efforts would continue until reconstruction got underway.
“We’ll work on it till the very last person. There has been no loss of power, zeal, or equipment, according to Suharyanto.
In 110 evacuation locations, he claimed, food and other help distribution are getting better and reaching more people.
According to the disaster service, the earthquake caused at least 56,000 houses to be damaged and 36,000 people to be relocated.
Three hundred sixty-three schools were among the hundreds of damaged public structures.
An earthquake of that strength would not ordinarily inflict such catastrophic damage.
However, the shallow quake on Monday rattled a heavily populated area without any infrastructure designed to withstand earthquakes.
Due to its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin, which is home to numerous volcanoes, Indonesia is frequently affected by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.