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PM Modi expresses grief over loss of lives in Indonesia

He wished a speedy recovery to those injured and said that India stands with Indonesia in this hour of grief.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief and anguish after the loss of lives due to an earthquake in Indonesia.

He wished a speedy recovery to those injured and said that India stands with Indonesia in this hour of grief.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the Prime Minister tweeted: “Saddened by the loss of lives and damage to property from the earthquake in Indonesia. Deepest condolences to the victims and their families. Wish a speedy recovery to the injured. India stands with Indonesia in this hour of grief.”

On Monday, a powerful earthquake killed more than 160 people in Indonesia’s West Java province, with rescuers searching for survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks.

The epicentre of the 5.6 magnitude quake was near the town of Cianjur in mountainous West Java, about 75 km (45 miles) southeast of the capital, Jakarta. The region is home to over 2.5 million people.