Indonesian President Visits Displaced People Following Deadly West Java Earthquake

Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited people displaced by a deadly 5.6-magnitude earthquake in West Java on Tuesday, November 22.

Footage released by the Secretariat of the President of Indonesia shows Widodo meeting evacuees at a tent site in Cianjur. The president can be seen handing out boxes of food from CFC, an Indonesian fast food chain specializing in fried chicken.

Cianjur Regency was the region hit hardest by Monday’s earthquake. Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency said the epicenter of the quake was southwest of Cianjur, with a depth of 10 km.

Ridwan Kamil, West Java’s governor, said on Wednesday morning the reported death toll had risen to 268, with more than 1,000 people injured. He said 58,000 people were displaced. Credit: Secretariat of the President of Indonesia via Storyful