A strong tornado swept through a residential area of Rancaekek district, Bandung Regency of Indonesia's West Java at 15:15 local time on Friday, January 11, 2019.
It is unclear at this time how long the twister was on the ground, but the damage it caused is substantial.
According to BNPB's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, one person sustained serious injuries and 15 minor.
Their preliminary reports mention more than 300 damaged homes, 15 of them heavily and 71 moderately.
Dampak sementara puting beliung di Rancaekek Kab Bandung 11/1/2019 pukul 15.15 WIB:
– 1 orang luka berat,
– 15 orang luka ringan,
– 15 rumah rusak berat,
– 71 rumah rusak ringan,
– lebih dari 300 rumah rusak (belum diklasifikasikan).
Diperkirakan jumlah bertambah. pic.twitter.com/IqNiQ6k91f
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) January 12, 2019
— Dicke Nurahman Aji (@dickecuomo) January 11, 2019
Suasana terkini #putingbeliung di #rancaekek kemarin. Lewat depan rumah banyak dari tentara, polisi, pmi, dan juga relawan lainnya menuju ke lokasi terjadinya bencana. sekitar 1km dari lokasi yg terkena dampak tersebut. pic.twitter.com/mUw7GIuLQn
— Rizki (@rizkifaisalm) January 12, 2019
— cahaya_anil (@Cahaya_anil) January 12, 2019
— Formación y Salud (@FormacionySalud) January 11, 2019
Featured image: Damage after tornado hits West Java, Indonesia on January 11, 2019. Credit: Info Rancaekek
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