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Indonesian earthquake: rescuers search for survivors trapped in rubble

Authorities warn death toll of 162 may rise after 5.6-magnitude quake devastated Cianjur on Indonesia’s main island of Java

  • Indonesian earthquake – in pictures

Indonesian rescue workers were racing to reach people still trapped in rubble after an earthquake devastated a West Java town, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds more, as officials warned the death toll may rise.

The epicentre of Monday’s shallow 5.6-magnitude quake was close to the town of Cianjur, in a mountainous area of Indonesia’s most populous province.

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