Indonesia quake death toll rises to 321
The death toll from an earthquake that hit Indonesia's island of Java this week has risen to 321 as rescuers found more bodies yesterday, the national disaster mitigation agency said. The shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the West Java town of Cianjur on Monday, where most of the victims were killed as buildings collapsed or landslides were triggered. Disaster mitigation agency chief Suharyanto, who like many Indonesians uses only one name, told a news briefing yesterday that rescuers found three more bodies. Eight were found on Saturday. "With the discovery of these three (bodies), as of today, the death toll becomes 321 people," said Suharyanto. Eleven people remain missing. Rescuers will resume their search today, focusing on areas where the missing are believed to have been buried, said rescue agency head Jumaril.