Earthquake Padang - Reconstruction
A strong earthquake struck the city of Padang and its surrounding areas on Wednesday September 30th, 2009 at 17:16 (WIB). The devastating quake caused many destructions to the area with casualties, death and injured, as well as material lost.
There are quite a number of heavily damaged buldings and countless of flattened and wrecked houses. At the diocese of Padang alone, 80% of the buildings were ruined. The Cathedral, churches, schools and other buildings belonging to the church were ruined and inhabitable. Some other buildings were lightly damaged and could be rehabilitated, however many others were completely ruined and beyond repair. They need to be rebuilt and reconstructed.
Find information about the rebuilding process here.
Find information from Caritas here.