June 8, 2006 8:15am CST
BANTUL, Indonesia May 27, 2006 (E.H.C) - A powerful earthquake flattened buildings in central Indonesia early Saturday, killing at least 2,900 people and injuring thousands more in the country's worst disaster since the 2004 tsunami. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 5:54 a.m. near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, as most people were sleeping, causing death and damage in many nearby towns. One geologist warned that the temblor could spark a large eruption at nearby Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes. Houses, hotels and government buildings collapsed, sending hysterical people running through the streets. Many roads and bridges were destroyed, hindering efforts to get taxis and pickup trucks filled with wounded to hospitals overflowing with patients. Fourteen hours after the quake struck, the number of dead stood at 2,914, said Social Affairs Ministry official Sopar Jaya. Indonesia Earthquake (E.H.C) - May 27--A powerful earthquake stuck Indonesia's Central Java province before 6 AM local time. Bantul and Klaten districts were hardest hit. The death toll, just hours after the quake, has already risen into the thousands, while aftershocks continue to rock the area. Thousands of homes and public infrastructure are heavily damaged. Church World Service and its partners are responding as follows : CWS has provided 2,280 bottles of water and 80 blankets to Bethesda Hospital, in Yogyakarta, which is receiving many of the injured. CWS is assessing immediate needs in Bantul, and is beginning the distribution of food and non-food items. On Sunday, May 28, CWS plans to distribute 500 food packages of biscuits and noodles, as well as water, in districts of Bantul. Tents, blankets, CWS Health and Baby Kits, are also expected to be distributed as needed, in the coming days. The CWS office in Medan is preparing to send a number of Hygiene and Health Kits to the affected areas. In addition, CWS and partner Norwegian Church Aid will be assessing and planning for water and sanitation assistance. CWS local partner Yakkum Emergency Unit is evacuating injured children to Tegalyoso hospital in Klaten, while partner Yayasan Tanggul Bencana is providing staff to help coordinate the distribution of food and medicine. Thousands killed in Indonesia earthquake 11.00PM, Sat May 27 2006 (E.H.C) - A huge earthquake has killed thousands on the island of Java in Indonesia. At least 3,500 died when the quake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, flattened mud brick housing in poor communities near the ancient city of Yogyakarta early in the morning. Britain offered immediate aid with the Foreign Office passing an offer of help directly to the Indonesian government in Jakarta as well as through its embassy in London. A spokesman said Britain was "standing ready" to help with both search and rescue teams and officials capable of co-ordinating efforts on the ground poised to travel to the quake zone. A spokesman said that a small team of officials from the British Embassy in Jakarta set off for the affected area immediately and was assessing the situation. Yogyakarta is near Mount Merapi, a volcano that has been on top alert for a major eruption this month. However it the quake was not caused by the volcano. Thousands of residents are taking refuge in Yogyakarta's main square while thousands of others were sheltering at compounds of scores of mosques, churches and hospitals throughout the region. Yogyakarta's royal palaces and the nearby Borobudur temple complex are prime attractions for domestic and foreign tourists, and many foreigners study the Indonesian language at schools in the city which offer intensive courses. Indonesia sits on the Asia-Pacific's so-called "Ring of Fire" marked by heavy volcanic and tectonic activity. SINCERELY HAPPY BROTHERS AND SISTERS : Earthquake in yogyakarta on 27 May 2006 representing a natural disaster which is very concern. Every each activity of physical some people its course need supporters of logistics and medically which enough. Hunger and feel pain which they experience of to make us to strive in assisting to look for fund aid for the logistics and medically. If brothers and sisters feel to be knocked by heart to give fund aid to all disaster victim, E.H.C (ECLESSIA HUMAN COMMITTEE) open heart to accept aid of beloved brothers and sisters. E.H.C (ECLESSIA HUMAN COMMITTEE) are joined also in Human Committee of Yogyakarta participating in activity of social / disaster in Yogyakarta. Better assist from at assisted. Please brothers and sisters, open your heart to see our brothers and sisters borning down upon natural disaster in yogyakarta. E.H.C (ECLESSIA HUMAN COMMITTEE) open ACCOUNT BANK DATA fund aid to our brothers and sisters in Yogyakarta. Please contact us and E.H.C (ECLESSIA HUMAN COMMITTEE) are ready for accepting fund aid of brothers and sisters anywhere. Give your contribution to our brothers and sisters in Yogyakarta heartily and at pleasure. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Contributions to assist with recovery efforts in Indonesia are needed. You can make an online donation at and send us e-mail in a below. Thank you very much and God Bless You. E.H.C (ECLESSIA HUMAN COMMITTEE) : INFORMATION DEPARTMENT. Drs. ROBBY SIHOTANG. E-Mail : Phone : +62-61-7760-7321 Fax : +62-61-7760-7322 GREETINGS OF HUMAN COMMITTEE : Anyone wishing to make a donation to help victims of the earthquake in Yogyakarta - Indonesia, can sent its aid to E.H.C (Eclessia Human Committee) : E.H.C (Eclessia Human Committee) ACCOUNT BANK DATA : ================================================== ACCOUNT NUMBER : 105-00-0514450-0 NAME : ROBBY SIHOTANG (ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT OF E.H.C "Eclessia Human Committee"). ADDRESS : JLN. JEND. AHMAD YANI NO. 76 -78. CITY : MEDAN. POST CODE : 20122. PROVINCE : NORTH SUMATERA. COUNTRY : INDONESIA. BANK NAME : MANDIRI. BRANCH : KCP MEDAN KIRANA SWIFT CODE : BEIIIDJA. ==================================================
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