Quake death toll at 56 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

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Sun, 2021-01-17 05:31

JAKARTA: At least 56 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.
More than 820 people were injured and about 15,000 left their homes after the 6.2 magnitude quake, the BNPB said. Some sought refuge in the mountains, while others went to cramped evacuation centers, witnesses said.

This aerial picture shows houses damaged following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Mamuju, Indonesia, on January 17, 2021. (AFP / ADEK BERRY)
A police line is placed at a damaged building following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Mamuju, Indonesia, on January 17, 2021. (AFP / ADEK BERRY)
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