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Earthquake in Indonesia Claim Lives

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An earthquake on the main Indonesian island of Java has killed at least 162 people and injured hundreds.

Regional governor Ridwan Kamil said some 326 people had been injured in the quake, noting that most of them sustained fractures from being crushed in ruins.

Kamil warned that some residents remained trapped in isolated places and said officials were under the assumption that the number of injured and deaths will rise with time.

According to US Geological Survey data, the 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km.

 

Written by: Helen Obih

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